July 18, 2023

Several composers have written “moments musicaux,” or “musical moments,” including Schubert and Rachmaninoff. So has a contemporary American, Joshua Nichols. Jay plays a “moment” from each composer. (Actually, Rachmaninoff gets two.) He also plays music from Brazil, etc. The episode ends with a souvenir of the late André Watts.

Rachmaninoff, Moment musical in C major, Op. 16, No. 6

Villa-Lobos, Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

Villa-Lobos, “A prole do bebê” (complete)

Oswald, Elegy

Nichols, Joshua, Moment musical, “A great slide with a side of funk

Offenbach, Barcarolle from “The Tales of Hoffmann”

Rachmaninoff, Moments musicaux, Op. 16 (complete)

Verdi, “Non so le tetre immagini,” from “Il corsaro”

Schubert, Moment musical in F minor, Op. 94, No. 3

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