Jay Nordlinger, music critic of The New Criterion, talks music—but, more important, plays music.
May 28, 2020
Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google.
Jay begins with some festive music: specifically, the “Festive Overture” of Shostakovich. He has a showtune: “Some Other Time.” He has an Aretha Franklin hit, about zoomin’. He has a spiritual: “Ain’t Got Time to Die.” Some French organ music. And more. He ends with Karel Ančerl, the great Czech conductor who endured horror and produced much beauty and brilliance.
Shostakovich, “Festive Overture”
Bernstein and Comden & Green, “Some Other Time,” from On the Town
Aretha Franklin et al., “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?”
Trad., “Ain’t Got Time to Die”
Guilmant, March on a Theme by Handel
Tchaikovsky, “Garland Waltz” from “Sleeping Beauty”
Mahler, Symphony No. 9, final movement
A Message from the Editors
Support our crucial work and join us in strengthening the bonds of civilization.
Your donation sustains our efforts to inspire joyous rediscoveries.