Jay Nordlinger, The New Criterion’s music critic, talks music—but, more important, plays music.
January 12, 2023
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This episode features the “Nokia tune”—which actually comes from a Spanish guitar piece. We also have tributes to two late-greats: the clarinetist Stanley Drucker and the organist Frederick Swann. And music by Handel, Berkeley, Guillaume Connesson (b. 1970), et al. A wonderful assortment.
Poulenc, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, last movement
Debussy, “La plus que lente”
Handel, “No, no, I’ll take no less,” from “Semele”
Tárrega, Gran Vals
Connesson, “Céléphaïs” from “Les Cités de Lovecraft”
Bach, Gigue from the French Suite No. 1 in D minor
Berkeley, Sonatina for Guitar, first movement
Elvey, arr., Swann, “Crown Him with Many Crowns”
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