Jay Nordlinger, The New Criterion’s music critic, talks music—but, more important, plays music.
May 27, 2022
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Jay begins and ends with Simon Preston, the English organist, who recently passed away. He also pays tribute to Alexander Toradze, the Georgian-born American pianist who also passed away in recent days. There is a little piece by Chopin, with which Jay is in love. And more. You remember Mitch Miller, from “Sing Along with Mitch”? Well, he began his career as an oboist. And Jay has him in a concerto by Vaughan Williams. It is a wide, wonderful world, this world of music.
Bach, Fugue from Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C major, BWV 564
Vaughan Williams, Oboe Concerto, second movement
Chopin, Étude No. 2 in A flat from “Trois nouvelles études”
Rossini, Inflammatus, Stabat Mater
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F, first movement
Boulanger, Georges, “American Vision”
Widow, Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5
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