January 24, 2022

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That’s the title of a Bernstein song: “I Hate Music” (“but I like to sing”). In this episode, Jay has Barbara Bonney sing it. There’s also music by Mozart and other familiar composers. And music off the beaten path: Catoire? And a brand-new work by the American Scott Wheeler. And more. The episode ends as the previous one did: with a piece by Leroy Anderson. After Phil Smith and some of his friends played this piece at Lincoln Center, Smith said, “Well, that was a gasser.” For sure.

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel, “La complaisante

Bernstein, “I Hate Music

Catoire, “Étude fantastique

Mozart, “Deh vieni non tardar,” from “The Marriage of Figaro”

Wheeler, Scott, Adagietto from “Birds of America”: Violin Concerto No. 2

Trad., arr. Carl Davis, “Shenandoah

Anderson, “Bugler’s Holiday

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