Former U.S. Secretary of State Condaleezza Rice is an accomplished classical pianist. I think her favorite classical composer is Johannes Brahms. A major preoccupation of Secretary Rice during the George W. Bush Adminstration was the Iraq War that commenced in 2003.
Here she is with fellow musicians in a news story reported by Katie Couric of CBS News. I wonder if Secretary Rice has ever performed at the Greenspan home? Alan Greenspan and his wife, NBC News reporter Andrea Mitchell, have a grand piano. Incidentally, Alan Greenspan is an accomplished sax player.
Bob Strauss is a friend of the Greenspans. Oddly enough, Bob Strauss used to be U.S. Ambassador to Russia, while Secretary Rice speaks fluent Russian. Strauss said, upon his nomination to the diplomatic post in 1991: "I don't speak Russian, but I know people." And, indeed he does! Vernon Jordan has connections to CBS News. Small world.