It has been unexpectedly rewarding to raise the topic of The Greatest Song Ever™, Águas de Março by Antonio Carlos…
Following an item this week on the world’s greatest song, or one of them, some followup discussion on the song…
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Lang Lang speaks!
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America's classic music conveys a thematic message
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