Jay Nordlinger, The New Criterion’s music critic, talks music—but, more important, plays music.
July 24, 2020
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Actually, Jay says “an ingenious, joyful jolt.” He is speaking of the Toccata in G by Théodore Dubois. That’s how the podcast begins. We also get Grieg (and a memory of a TV game show, long ago). Lead Belly (singing “Study War No More”). Mozart, Hahn, and “America”—a fugue on “America,” which is also known as “My Country, ’Tis of Thee” (and as “God Save the Queen” by some of our cousins).
Dubois, Toccata in G
Grieg, “Morning Mood” from “Peer Gynt”
Trad., “Study War No More”
Mozart, “Soave sia il vento” from “Così fan tutte”
Hahn, Danse, Piano Concerto
Thayer, Fugue on “America” from the Organ Sonata No. 2
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