0 Ratings
Tom Flaherty: "Die Schöne Muellerin Report" Text by Robert Mueller, Donald Trump, and Cynthia Fogg
Seeded by tomflaherty on 20 Sep 2019
Author: Tom Flaherty
Melissa Givens, soprano; Scott Graff, baritone: Joti Rockwell, mandola; Cynthia Fogg, viola and Tom Flaherty, cello; Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano. Die Schöne Muellerin Report is inspired by Robert Mueller’s April 2019 two-volume “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election.” Most of the text sung comes directly from the Report, enhanced by selections from the tweets and other word salads created by Donald Trump, gracefully arranged by Cynthia Fogg. The text of “Collusion” consists of Donald Trump tweets, sung to the tune of the Russian national anthem, and 34 names of the many Russian operatives mentioned in the Mueller Report, sung to the tune of the first song in Franz Schubert’s song cycle about innocent and unrequited love, “Die Schöne Müllerin.” “Lies” lists many of the people who lied to the investigators or the press, along with many of their more memorable fabrications. “Exoneration” considers its own title, and suggests an appropr
Composer: Tom Flaherty