Lola has a new partner

Lola has a new partner


norman lebrecht

November 07, 2020

Donald Trump’s favourite pianist – well, the only one he ever invited – is now working with violist David Aaron Carpenter.

Into every life a little cheer must fall.




  • Jack says:

    I didn’t listen to a note of the sample above. I have all the visual information to know why she’s Trump’s favorite pianist. Now she can serenade him back at his digs in Trump Tower. The People’s House is now free again!

  • Roman says:

    I had better opinion of David.

    • JS says:

      I was asking myself what kind of unmitigated disaster has Covid brought to the world, that made David think that collaborating with this lady was a good idea. Maybe he’s dying of hunger as so many artists nowadays and this gig came up.

  • Brian says:

    I guess if she wants to still play for Trump she’ll have to settle for one of his golf resorts soon.

    • clarrieu says:

      I was about to make a comment about how that would modify the golf resort’s number of holes, but then I thought this probably wouldn’t have met SD’s ethical standards.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Don’t worry; the super talented rap ‘artists’ will be replacing her in the White House quite soon. The quality choices of the Obamas are set to be repeated.

    • Brian says:

      You mean choices like Joshua Bell, Sharon Isbin, Alisa Weilerstein, Renee Fleming, and Philip Glass – all of whom appeared in the Obama White House?

      OTOH, fans of Kanye West, Kid Rock, and C-level country artists probably won’t get to see them hanging around the West Wing anymore.

      • david hilton says:

        Well Kanye did get 60,000 votes last Tuesday, and is still the only announced Presidential candidate for 2024. So he’s entitled at least to be considered the frontrunner for now.

        But how could America do something as outlandish as make a tv reality star (Kim Kardashian in this case) First Lady?

    • Brian from Washington says:

      Perhaps you could tell us the names of some of the “quality choices of the Obama’s” that don’t meet your standards? Joshua Bell? Yo-yo Ma? Awadigan Pratt? Alisa Weilerstein? The National Symphony? They all performed in the Obama White House. And you can watch the Obama’s White House Classical Music workshop on Youtube.
      President Obama made it no secret that he preferred Mo-town and jazz to Bruckner and Wagner. But your comment about his musical taste was an uninformed shot below the belt.

    • Amanda B Reckonedwith says:

      And just what artists did the Trump Crime Syndicate feature, Ted Nugent??!!!! LOL

    • nobody special says:

      You have issues. That is racist. So because Harris is Black, suddenly rap music will be blaring from the White House?

    • Larry D says:

      Sue is outraged that with Trump gone, Pablo Casals will no longer be invited to the White House. (Somehow she conveniently forgets that Trump’s buddy Kayne West was not there to play Bach partitas.)

    • mikhado says:

      Once again, after reading yet another of your many deliberately offensive comments I find that I want to respond with counter invective thinking, “that’ll show him”, but I won’t because I realize that pushing back against a garden variety right-wing troll is pointless and that is what you want and desire, it is the air you breathe. You are not here to discuss classical music, you are here to spout bile and elicit reactions, reactions that only temporarily fill the void in your otherwise joyless, empty life, validating a broken humanity and worldview, until the tank runs empty and you post again. Therefore, “Sue”, my reaction after reading your latest work and rolling my eyes and briefly pondering what horrible things happened to warp you so much, is pity.

    • Luigi Aparatti says:

      Sue, thanks for reminding us of the rap artists the Obamas invited to perform at the White House, such as: Sharon Isbin, Awadagin Pratt, Alisa Weilerstein, Sujari Britt, Jason Yoder, Joshua Bell, Justin Timberlake, Burt Bacharach, Stevie Wonder, Diana Krall, Lyle Lovett, Sheryl Crow, Mick Jagger, Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Kris Kristofferson, John Legend, Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Hudson, Natalie Cole, Joan Baez, The Blind Boys of Alabama, James Earl Jones, Esperanza Spalding, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, Chad Kimball, Elaine Stritch, Idina Menzel, Marvin Hamlisch, Paul Simon, Tony Bennett, Jose Feliciano, among many others.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    I find this woman pathetic and embarrassing. I’m cringing just looking at her rhythmic gyrations and sexual tics.

  • C. Wang says:

    Grab em’ by the pianist.

  • Geezer says:

    Who cares? Trump is now dumped. A has been. He can only make inaudible noises from the touchline. He is as stale as a fart in astronaut suit. He is no longer driving the bus.

  • ViolinViola says:

    David — WHY???

  • Karl says:

    Live from the abattoir at Mar A Lago….

  • El says:

    You think what you want, but I’d be happy to play for Trump. He is the only president that has revealed the CORRUPTION in both the Democratic and the Republican party.

    David, you have my respect for coming out for your support for the greatest president in the past century, and will come to your concerts in the future.

  • mikhado says:

    It would be hilarious if it weren’t so pathetic.

  • Peter says:

    Please, please, stop! No more Lola, please.
    She has enough fans who enjoy exotic dansers and strippers. Stick to classical music, please.

  • Jonathan Sutherland says:

    It looks like the camel on the counter has silicon implants as well.

  • John Borstlap says:

    According to the research Team of Dr Hofstadter at TIT, the earlier device was so successful that a second, male form has been developed so that they can perform together in happy tandem. Future developments include the mass production of such AI products so that live performers no longer will be exposed to infection with covid-19. This will save the entire performing profession from sickness.