Jay Nordlinger, The New Criterion’s music critic, talks music—but, more important, plays music.
May 19, 2021
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Jay provides a program of songs and arias about spring: a variety of composers and languages. And performers. Maria Callas and Ella Fitzgerald are among them. This is a wonderful category of music: rhapsodic, hopeful, giddy, appreciative. Spring it up.
Argento, “Spring,” from “Six Elizabethan Songs”
Hahn, “Le printemps”
Strauss, “Der Lenz”
Wagner, “Du bist der Lenz,” from “Die Walküre”
Rachmaninoff, “Spring Waters”
Saint-Säens, “Printemps qui commence,” from “Samson et Dalila”
Hoiby, “Always It’s Spring”
Rodgers & Hammerstein, “It Might As Well Be Spring”
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