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March 23, 2020

Music for a While #21: A little program for kids (and their parents, and others)

featuring Jay Nordlinger

Lots of parents now have kids at home, in need of schooling. A friend of Jay’s asked him, “Could you put together a little program for my kids?” Here it is: Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Chopin, and worthy others. A neat, balanced smattering. For “kids” of all ages.

Bach, Prelude in C major, Book I, “The Well-Tempered Clavier”

Chopin, Etude in C major, Op. 10, No. 1

Mozart, Twelve Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman”

Brahms, “Wie Melodien zieht es mir

Wagner, Prelude, Act III, “Lohengrin”

Puccini, “Addio, mio dolce amor,” from “Edgar”

Debussy, “Reflets dans l’eau

Turina, “Zapateado

Shostakovich, Scherzo, Piano Quintet in G minor

Lowry, arr. Copland, “At the River

March 05, 2020

Music for a While #20: Upward and onward

featuring Jay Nordlinger

Jay ends this episode with the beloved theme song to The Jeffersons, “Movin’ on Up.” It was co-written and sung by Ja’net DuBois, who died recently. Also in this episode you have two arias by Handel; a piano piece by Ravel, miraculously played; some little-known Mozart, which is knockout; and yet more. Take a break away, as Jay says.

Music played:

Handel, “Bel piacere,” from Agrippina

Galuppi, Andante from the Keyboard Sonata No. 5 in C major

Handel, “Pensieri, voi mi tormentate,” from Agrippina

Ravel, “Une barque sur l’océan,” from Miroirs

Mozart, Chaconne from the ballet music to Idomeneo

DuBois-Barry, “Movin’ on Up