The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music: What piece of classical music best embodies Hillary Clinton? | August 28, 2016

By Jacob Stockinger

Today The Ear has a simple question:

What piece of classical music best embodies Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president of the United States?

hillary clinton thumbs up

Maybe an aria — by either a villain or a hero — from an opera by Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini or Richard Wagner?

Maybe an instrumental piece?

Maybe a song?

Yesterday, the same question was posed for Donald Trump.

Here is a link if you want to read that post:

https://welltempered.wordpress.com/2016/08/27/classical-music-what-piece-of-classical-music-best-embodies-donald-trump/

Think about it.

Listen to some choices.

And let us know what you think with a COMMENT and a YouTube link to a performance.

The Ear wants to hear.

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11 Comments »

  1. Comment by fflambeau — August 28, 2016 @ 9:16 pm

  2. Last one (I promise) showing an orange tinted Alberich played Werner Van Mechelen but eerily foreshadowing Trump:

    Alberichhttps://static01.nyt.com/images/2013/09/05/arts/music/05iht-rfrcdno05a/05iht-rfrcdno05a-master1050.jpg

    Comment by fflambeau — August 28, 2016 @ 9:16 pm

  3. And finally (sorry, this is kinda fun), Hillary and Trump together in a Wagnerian scene:

    Comment by fflambeau — August 28, 2016 @ 9:07 pm

  4. Trump in Wagnerian Opera:

    Comment by fflambeau — August 28, 2016 @ 9:04 pm

  5. Translated from German: “The most beautiful and the greatest of the giants”:

    Comment by fflambeau — August 28, 2016 @ 8:55 pm

  6. Hillary as Kirstin Flagstad:

    Comment by fflambeau — August 28, 2016 @ 8:44 pm

  7. Here’s a modern take:

    Comment by fflambeau — August 28, 2016 @ 8:42 pm

  8. Great Brünnhilde image here:

    Comment by fflambeau — August 28, 2016 @ 8:40 pm

  9. love the flambeau answer!

    Comment by Kathy — August 28, 2016 @ 4:25 pm

  10. For Clinton, it has to be Götterdämmerung by Herr Wagner.

    Siegfried = Bill Clinton; Brünnhilde = Hillary; Hagen/Gunther/Alberich = Trump.

    Comment by fflambeau — August 28, 2016 @ 4:18 am


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