The Secretary Of State, The Instructor, And The Piano

Monday, December 14, 2015
Condoleezza Rice and Professor George Barth her teacher

Recorded on July 9, 2015
The piano has been an important part of life for Condoleezza Rice and George Barth, her teacher. Although not as popular in today's culture, for them classical music is challenging but worth the effort to understand the piano's importance and beauty. As secretary of state,  Rice would play the piano as a way of remembering where she came from and a way to refocus. In short, she said playing the piano made her a better secretary of state.


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