Jay Nordlinger, The New Criterion’s music critic, talks music—but, more important, plays music.
December 02, 2021
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This episode begins with the “Chinese Dance” from The Nutcracker—a ballet that has been banned in Berlin. Wokeness has hopped the pond. Jay also plays an excerpt from an old, old opera based on the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice; and an excerpt from a new opera based on the same. In addition, there is music by Franz Schubert, Daniel Asia, and Stephen Sondheim—who passed away on November 26, at ninety-one. A striking menu of music, this episode has.
Tchaikovsky, “Danse chinoise,” from The Nutcracker
Gluck, “Che farò senza Euridice,” from Orfeo ed Euridice
Aucoin, “This is what it is to love an artist,” from Eurydice
Asia, “Halleluyah,” from Symphony No. 2
Schubert, arr. Dietz, “Ave Maria”
Sondheim, “A Little Priest,” from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
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