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VIDEO: Richard Nixon plays his Piano Concerto #1
youtube.com ^ | 8/20/06 | klhoughton

Posted on 12/11/2009 2:01:40 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege

Nixon's own composition, set to concerto form with "15 Democratic violinists." Nixon takes a dig at Harry Truman just before playing.


TOPICS: History; Humor
KEYWORDS: nixon; richardnixon; watergate
I find this amusing. I know Bill Clinton can play the saxophone and that Condoleezza Rice is a concert pianist, but did not know Nixon played the piano AND composed his own music. Interesting.
1 posted on 12/11/2009 2:01:41 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
Nixon was a highly knowledgeable musician. He supposedly had many concertos memorized and was ready to go if an orchestra asked him.
2 posted on 12/11/2009 2:03:04 PM PST by Borges
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
This must be fake. Everybody knows that Nixon was a monster, worse than Attila the Hun. Nothing positive could ever be said about Mad Milhous./sarc
3 posted on 12/11/2009 2:05:03 PM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Ping for off-work time.


4 posted on 12/11/2009 2:08:57 PM PST by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: Borges
Nixon was brilliant. Won scholarships to college, etc. Should have been the prez instead of the Kennedy (Old Joe won the election for his son.) History would have been different, Nixon understood world politics as no other. The Democrats skewered him. He was a great president. Period.
5 posted on 12/11/2009 2:26:51 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
If a man is defined by his enemies, Nixon was an exceptional character.

And, ethically speaking, he's an absolute prince by the standards set by the collection of punks and thugs in Washington today.

6 posted on 12/11/2009 2:37:56 PM PST by skeeter
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

That was BEAUTIFUL....except it cut out the sound at 2:16.


7 posted on 12/11/2009 2:38:24 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Swede Girl

He was a Great President, yes. But as with maqny great men, he was an Economics dunce


8 posted on 12/11/2009 2:42:19 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Swede Girl

especially at Forrreeiiiggggnnnn Polllicehhhh...


9 posted on 12/11/2009 2:42:22 PM PST by rahbert (If not by the power of persuasion, then by the persuasion of power - Andy Stein)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Richard Nixon was a talented musician. In 1925, when he was 13, his parents sent him to Lindsay, in Tulare County, Calif. to live with his aunt, a professional piano teacher who gave him intensive instruction. Nixon would learn to play several instruments. In junior high and high school, he played the violin, and he also played the accordion, clarinet, and saxophone. He could also sing.

However, his favorite instrument was the piano, which he played his entire life. It seems that his favorite song was “Happy Days are Here Again,” a smash hit from 1930. When he was elected to the Senate in 1950 he played that tune on every piano he could find as he made the rounds of Election Night victory parties.


10 posted on 12/11/2009 2:56:30 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Nixon’s composition was also featured in the movie “Nixon/Frost.”


11 posted on 12/11/2009 2:57:55 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: skeeter

I remember telling my father in law that I didn’t think that Watergate was such a big deal, that it wasn’t anything that all politics were dirty, one party was as bad as the other. He was shocked, but then we seldom agreed on anything.


12 posted on 12/11/2009 2:58:01 PM PST by Eva (Obama bin Lyin)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Interesting, and very good too.


13 posted on 12/11/2009 3:36:02 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Swede Girl; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

Well put.


14 posted on 12/11/2009 3:47:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Eva

I tried to argue that same case in jr high school and received one of my first lessons in liberal logic & open mindedness.


15 posted on 12/11/2009 4:05:36 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Ann Archy

I also noticed that the sound stopped. I didn’t know that Nixon played the piano. I wonder if any of the current residents of the White House are so accomplished?


16 posted on 12/11/2009 5:20:26 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: Sunshine Sister

doubtful, Nobama can’t operate even a microphone without a cheat sheet.


17 posted on 12/11/2009 8:06:28 PM PST by lrb111 (resist)
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To: skeeter

Nixon had his faults, but I’m proud that he was my CinC when I was in the military.


18 posted on 12/11/2009 8:18:57 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Yes, and he loved to listen to the Victory at Sea music.

Unlike Kennedy, Nixon was a self-made man who had to work hard for anything he ever had. His wife Pat was an exceptional woman, also. Julie wrote a book about her and it was fascinating.


19 posted on 12/11/2009 8:42:10 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Musical talent indicates a certain amount of gray matter. I understand Sarah Palin plays the flute.

I have not heard anything at all about BO playing a musical instrument.


20 posted on 12/11/2009 8:47:57 PM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Musical talent indicates a certain amount of gray matter. I understand Sarah Palin plays the flute.

I have not heard anything at all about BO playing a musical instrument.

BO plays the “skin flute”,


21 posted on 12/11/2009 8:51:33 PM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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