Music works close to Rice's heart

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is also an accomplished pianist, has presented her choice of 10 best musical works in a special edition of The Independent that was guest-edited by Irish rock star Bono of

india Updated: May 16, 2006 21:41 IST

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is also an accomplished pianist, has presented her choice of 10 best musical works in a special edition of The Independent that was guest-edited by Irish rock star Bono of U2.


Rice's choices are:

1. Mozart Piano Concerto in D minor

"I won my first piano competition at the age of 15, playing this work," Rice was quoted as saying.

2.Cream
Sunshine of Your Love

"I love to work out to this song. Believe it or not, I loved acid rock in college - and I still do."

3.Aretha Franklin

 Rice is also an accomplished pianist

Respect

4.Kool and the Gang
Celebration

"It's just such a great song."

5.Brahms Piano Concerto No 2

"It's a stormy, difficult piece, but I'm going to learn to play it before I leave this earth!"

6.Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor
"Passionate without being sentimental"

7. U2
Anything
Rice is said to be a big fan of Bono

8. Elton John
Rocket Man
"It brings back memories of college, friends, my first boyfriend."

9. Beethoven
Symphony No 7
"Quite simply the greatest symphony of all time."

10. Mussorgsky
Boris Godunov

"The greatest opera of all time."

First Published: May 17, 2006 09:00 IST