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May 28, 2020

Music for a While #26: Time, timelessness, etc.

featuring Jay Nordlinger

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Jay begins with some festive music: specifically, the “Festive Overture” of Shostakovich. He has a showtune: “Some Other Time.” He has an Aretha Franklin hit, about zoomin’. He has a spiritual: “Ain’t Got Time to Die.” Some French organ music. And more. He ends with Karel Ančerl, the great Czech conductor who endured horror and produced much beauty and brilliance.

Tracks played:

Shostakovich, “Festive Overture

Bernstein and Comden & Green, “Some Other Time,” from On the Town

Aretha Franklin et al., “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?

Trad., “Ain’t Got Time to Die

Guilmant, March on a Theme by Handel

Tchaikovsky, “Garland Waltz” from “Sleeping Beauty”

Mahler, Symphony No. 9, final movement

May 16, 2020

Music for a While #25: Sons, daughters, and others

featuring Jay Nordlinger

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Jay plays some music by a Bach son. There is also Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, and other composers. The episode ends with a tribute to Rosalind Elias, the late American mezzo-soprano: the thirteenth and last child of Lebanese immigrants.

Tracks played:

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel, Rondo II in C minor

Saint-Saëns, “Aimons-nous

Beethoven, Sonata for Piano and Violin in G major, Op. 3, No. 3, final movement

Hahn, “À Chloris

Dohnányi, Serenade in C

Wolf, “Benedeit die sel’ge Mutter

Tchaikovsky, String Sextet in D minor, “Souvenir de Florence”

Verdi, “Stride la vampa,” from Il trovatore