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November 21, 2012

For Midweek Madness, a cup that runneth over, way over

It's Midweek Madness day, as well as the day before Thanksgiving, which has me thinking of all those bountiful feasts soon to be devoured. And that leads me to a song just perfect for the occasion -- "My Cup Runneth Over With Love."

I have found a fabulous interpretation from 1967 that also runneth over with ...

earnestness and wholesomeness, not to mention incredibly precise enunciation and great breath control.

Whatever you do, don't touch that dial until you see what happens after the singing. Talk about a crowning achievement:

Posted by Tim Smith at 9:35 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Clef Notes, Midweek Madness
        

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I can hold any note longer than you can....(but not necessarily maintain pitch).

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About Tim Smith
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I couldn't help but develop a keen interest in politics, but music, theater and visual art also proved great attractions. Music became my main focus after high school. I thought about being a cocktail pianist, but I hated taking requests, so I studied music history instead, earning a B.A. in that field from Eisenhower College (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) and an M.A. from Occidental College (Los Angeles). I then landed in journalism. After freelancing for the Washington Post and others, I was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where I also contributed to NPR. I've written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and I'm a longtime contributor to Opera News. My book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

I joined the Baltimore Sun as classical music critic in 2000 and, in 2009, also became theater critic, giving me the opportunity to annoy a whole new audience. In 2010, my original Clef Notes blog expanded to encompass a theatrical component -- how could I resist calling it Drama Queens? I hope you'll find both sides of this blog coin worth exploring and reacting to; your own comments are always welcome and valued (well, most of them, at least).

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