MOM: I found I didn’t have much Rachmaninoff and I wanted to hear what Nicole played. So, I went to Barnes and Noble to buy a CD. I found one with “Prelude Opus 23/5.” Do you think that’s it?
ME: Yes. That is how it is listed in the program.
MOM: Well, I’ll hold the phone next to the stereo and you tell me if it sounds like what she played.
ME: That’s not really in my wheelhouse, mom. I can’t hear music.
MOM: Well, I know you can’t sing on pitch.