Alex Ross reminds us that today would be John Cage's 98th birthday, and comes up with a playlist entirely of songs lasting 4 minutes and 33 seconds. I could not find as many as him, and didn't spend a lot of time putting these in a nice order, but, anyways (click to enlarge):
The question is not whether my iTunes is obsessed with Magdalena Kozená (these are actually the only two CDs of hers I have), but whether Magdalena Kozená harbors a secret obsession with John Cage. Also, it seems I am not wasting adequate amounts of time checking spelling and capitalization in my library ("Fruhung," really?).
Alex Ross and I have two selections in common: the second movement of Elgar's cello concerto and Joyce DiDonato's Armida from her Colbran CD. And we both have excerpts of Otello, but different sections from different recordings.
Unlike him, though, I haven't downloaded iTunes 10 yet. Because it is ugly.