Jay Nordlinger, The New Criterion’s music critic, talks music—but, more important, plays music.
September 04, 2020
That is a line from a hymn. Jay says it must apply to Bach’s Cello Suites, which players of that instrument get to live with all life long—through good times and (maybe most important) bad. Of course, all of the pieces on this program may be called “great companions”: from the pens of composers famous and obscure. An appetizing, companionable episode.
Bach, Allegro assai, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Bach-Rachmaninoff, Preludio, Violin Partita in E major
Tchaikovsky-Wild, Pas de quatre, “Swan Lake”
Bach, Sarabande, Cello Suite in C minor
Mancini, “Quanto dolce è quell’ardore”
Dalza, “Calata ala spagnola”
Monteverdi, “Quel sguardo sdegnosetto”
Price, F., “Down a Southern Lane”
Trad., arr. F. Price, “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord”
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