The New Criterion https://newcriterion.com/ en-us Copyright 2017, NewCriterion.com. All Rights Reserved info@beckandstone.com info@beckandstone.com https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-new-worlds https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-new-worlds September 9, 2021 17:00 The New Criterion · James Panero on “New worlds” James Panero reads “New worlds,” his article in the September 2021 issue of The New Criterion. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-51-from-mozart-to-borge https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-51-from-mozart-to-borge September 8, 2021 17:00 The New Criterion · Music for a While #51: From Mozart to Borge Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. The opening piece, Jay says is one of the most joyous, most exuberant pieces ever written. It is a movement of a symphony, actually—the finale. Jay closes this program with Victor Borge, the musician-comedian, or comedian-musician—but in a serious vein. There is much to soak in, in this relatively brief program. Maybe the kind to listen to twice. Mozart, Symphony No. 34 in C, K. 338, finale Rorem, “Ferry Me Across the Water” Bach-Loussier, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 Henriques, Lullaby Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-september-issue https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-september-issue September 1, 2021 11:00 The New Criterion · Roger Kimball introduces the September issue Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the September 2021 issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-50-pieces-from-all-over https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-50-pieces-from-all-over August 25, 2021 16:48 The New Criterion · Music for a While #50: Pieces from all over Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. It is characteristic of this podcast to contain a variety of music. But this episode is exceptionally diverse, with music by George Walker, Lili Boulanger, and Florence Price, to go with music by Mozart, Shostakovich, and Hindemith. Jay lays it out for you. Interesting and rewarding musical terrain. Walker, “Lyric for Strings” Shostakovich, Concerto No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings, last movement Mozart, Serenade No. 10 in B flat for winds, “Gran Partita” Boulanger, Lili, “D’un vieux jardin,” from “Trois Morceaux” Price, “Ethiopia’s Shadow in America” Hindemith, “Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber,” March Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-49-sparks https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-49-sparks July 29, 2021 17:00 The New Criterion · Music for a While #49: Sparks Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. “Care to romp around in some Romantic piano music?” asks Jay. “Virtuosic Romantic piano music? High-quality salon stuff? Well, that’s what we’re going to do.” Jay gives us a program of the talented, witty, dashing Moritz Moszkowski (1854–1925). The final piece is maybe Moszkowski’s best loved: “Étincelles,” or “Sparks.” Music of Moritz Moszkowski Étude de Virtuosité in F, Op. 72, No. 6 “Chanson bohème” “Caprice espagnole” Piano Concerto No. 2 in E, Op. 59 Étude de Virtuosité in A flat, Op. 72, No. 11 “Guitarre,” arr. Sarasate “Étincelles” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/bach-and-bach-ish https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/bach-and-bach-ish July 15, 2021 10:30 The New Criterion · Music for a While #48: Bach and Bach-ish Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Jay has a piece by Bach, and one of his best. He has another piece once attributed to Bach. And he has a third piece that may or not be—by the master, that is. In any case, wonderful music, and a highly interesting program. Bach?-Stokowski, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 Stölzel (formerly attributed to Bach), “Bist du bei mir” Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-right-angle https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-right-angle July 1, 2021 17:00 The New Criterion · James Panero on “The right angle” James Panero reads “The right angle,” his article in the June 2021 issue of The New Criterion. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-47-just-perfect https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-47-just-perfect June 30, 2021 15:00 The New Criterion · Music for a While #47: Just perfect Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. When Jay says “just perfect,” in this episode, he is referring to Marilyn Horne’s singing of “At the River.” This is the piece that ends the podcast. It’s a little Independence Day nod. Elsewhere, Jay discusses and plays a Debussy song, two famous guitar pieces, and a piano piece by Frederic Rzewski, the American composer (also a political radical), recently deceased. A neat, varied, interesting, and enriching program. Debussy, “La mer est plus belle que les cathédrales” Villa-Lobos, Prelude No. 5 Rzewski, “Down by the Riverside” Barrios, “Julia Florida” Lowry, arr. Copland, “At the River” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-june-issue https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-june-issue June 24, 2021 11:48 The New Criterion · Roger Kimball introduces the June issueSubscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the June 2021 issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-46-bach-beekeeping-and-more https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-46-bach-beekeeping-and-more June 17, 2021 09:22 The New Criterion · Bach, beekeeping, and more Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. This episode begins with a poem, first published in The New Criterion, in 2002: Charles Tomlinson’s “If Bach had been a beekeeper.” It speaks of “the honey of C major.” We then duly hear some Bach in C major. We also hear a famous aria—an aria made famous by a movie. And “Estrellita,” in two different versions: the original song, plus what Heifetz did to it, or rather, for it. The podcast includes other appetizing items as well. A fine smorgasbord. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in C major, “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” Book 2 Catalani, “Ebben? Ne andrò lontana,” from “La Wally” Ponce-Heifetz, “Estrellita” Coleridge-Taylor, “You Lay So Still in Sunshine” Milhaud, “Love, My Heart” Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 2, first movement Ponce, “Estrellita” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/mene-ukueberuwa-addresses-the-young-friends https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/mene-ukueberuwa-addresses-the-young-friends May 28, 2021 21:05 The New Criterion · Mene Ukueberuwa on the state of journalism today On May 26, 2021, Mene Ukueberuwa addressed a gathering of the Young Friends of The New Criterion in New York. Listen to his remarks on the state of American journalism and what it means to do journalism well. Mene is introduced by Roger Kimball, Editor of The New Criterion, with prefatory remarks by Executive Editor James Panero. Mene works as an editorial writer at The Wall Street Journal, where he covers the economy, taxes and regulation, and other hot topics. He joined the Journal in 2018 after stints at City Journal and The New Criterion, where he was a Hilton Kramer Fellow. Mene Ukueberuwa https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-45-spring-sprung-sung https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-45-spring-sprung-sung May 19, 2021 16:50 The New Criterion · Music for a While #45: Spring, sprung, sung Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google.  Jay provides a program of songs and arias about spring: a variety of composers and languages. And performers. Maria Callas and Ella Fitzgerald are among them. This is a wonderful category of music: rhapsodic, hopeful, giddy, appreciative. Spring it up. Argento, “Spring,” from “Six Elizabethan Songs” Hahn, “Le printemps” Strauss, “Der Lenz” Wagner, “Du bist der Lenz,” from “Die Walküre” Rachmaninoff, “Spring Waters” Saint-Säens, “Printemps qui commence,” from “Samson et Dalila” Hoiby, “Always It’s Spring” Rodgers & Hammerstein, “It Might As Well Be Spring” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-44-stomping-singing-exulting https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-44-stomping-singing-exulting May 7, 2021 12:09 The New Criterion · Music for a While #44: Stomping, singing, exulting Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google.  In this episode, Jay begins with some playing by Maxim Lando, a teenage pianist. There is also a solo-violin piece by John Corigliano: “Stomp.” At the end, Jay pays tribute to Christa Ludwig, one of the greatest singers of all time, who has passed away at 93. In a life of interviewing, he has been starstruck very few times, he says. He was by Christa Ludwig. Sibelius, Piano Sonata in F, Op. 12 Led Zeppelin / Maxim Lando, “Stairway to Heaven” Glazunov, finale, Symphony No. 5, “Heroic” Corigliano, “Stomp” Mancini, Theme to “Peter Gunn” Brahms, “Wie Melodien zieht es mir” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-man-beast https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-man-beast April 27, 2021 14:25 The New Criterion · James Panero on “Man & beast”  James Panero reads “Man & beast,” his article in the May 2021 issue of The New Criterion. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-43-embraceability https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-43-embraceability April 8, 2021 10:29 The New Criterion · Music for a While #43: Embraceability Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google.  This episode ends with “Embraceable You,” the Gershwin song—but in a piano arrangement by Earl Wild. An extraordinary thing. The episode begins with some Bach—the same piece, more or less, two different ways. Jay also has some music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, known by some as “the African Mahler.” There is a story, too, about French horn playing. Does your pulse race when you have a big solo? You bet it does. Much to savor here. Bach, Prelude in E minor from Book I of “The Well-Tempered Clavier” Bach-Siloti, Prelude in B minor Coleridge-Taylor, Clarinet Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 10, first movement Dove, “Departure,” from “Airport Scenes” Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5, slow movement Gershwin-Wild, “Embraceable You” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-april-issue-12114 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-april-issue-12114 April 4, 2021 22:51 The New Criterion · Roger Kimball introduces the April issue The New Criterion · Roger Kimball introduces the April issue Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google.  Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the April 2021 issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/adam-kirsch-james-panero-on-getting-poetry https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/adam-kirsch-james-panero-on-getting-poetry March 30, 2021 10:34 The New Criterion · Adam Kirsch & James Panero “On ‘getting‘ poetry” Adam Kirsch & James Panero “On ‘getting’ poetry”: “Like many adult pleasures, poetry is an acquired taste. We don’t grow up surrounded by it, the way we do pop music and movies, whose conventions become second nature. Rather, poetry is to our usual ways of reading and writing as classical music is to pop, or as ballet is to dancing at parties.”   That’s from “On ‘getting’ poetry,” a feature essay in the April 2021 issue by our poetry editor, Adam Kirsch. Adam joins James Panero to discuss the state of poetry and the special April poetry section, for which he served as lead editor.  James Panero & Adam Kirsch https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-march-issue-12094 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-march-issue-12094 March 10, 2021 12:54 The New Criterion · Roger Kimball introduces the March issue Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google.  Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the March 2021 issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-42-from-a-toast-to-a-prayer https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-42-from-a-toast-to-a-prayer February 28, 2021 19:57 The New Criterion · Music for a While #42: From a toast to a prayer Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google.  Jay begins with a toast from “La rondine,” Puccini’s opera; he ends with “The Lord’s Prayer,” sung by Leontyne Price on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Lots in between, of course: including tributes to the jazz pianist and composer Claude Bolling; the jazz guitarist Pat Metheny; and the organist John Weaver. A delicious program. Puccini, “Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso,” from “La rondine” Fauré, “Reflets dans l’eau” Bolling, “Baroque and Blue,” from Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Prokofiev, Piano Sonata No. 7 Metheny, “Have You Heard” Weaver, Variation on “Sine Nomine” Malotte, “The Lord’s Prayer” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-41-well-tempered-and-catalan https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-41-well-tempered-and-catalan February 3, 2021 16:09 The New Criterion · Music for a While #41: Well-tempered and Catalan Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google.  What a strange title. What could it mean? That Jay addresses “The Well-Tempered Clavier” (both books), that masterpiece by Bach. And that he addresses music by Catalan composers. A successful mixture, we think you will find. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in C major, “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” Book II Montsalvatge, two songs from “Cinco canciones negras” Mompou, “Secreto,” from “Impresiones íntimas” Mompou, “Damunt de tu només les flors,” from “Combat del somni” Fábregas, Elisenda, “Pluja brodada,” from “Imitació del foc” Bach, Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp minor, “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” Book I Bach, “Gigue” Fugue in G major Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/isaac-sligh-james-panero-discuss-russia-beyond-12055 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/isaac-sligh-james-panero-discuss-russia-beyond-12055 February 1, 2021 16:33 The New Criterion · Isaac Sligh & James Panero discuss Russia & beyond  James Panero, the Executive Editor of The New Criterion, sits down with Isaac Sligh, the magazine’s eighth Hilton Kramer Fellow, to discuss his travels in the Russian Arctic and in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia. James Panero & Isaac Sligh https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-february-issue-12051 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-february-issue-12051 January 29, 2021 16:36 The New Criterion · Roger Kimball introduces the February issue Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google.  Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the February 2021 issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-next-stop https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-next-stop January 25, 2021 16:14 The New Criterion · James Panero on “Next stop”  James Panero reads “Next stop,” his article in the February 2021 issue of The New Criterion. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/sovereignty-or-submission https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/sovereignty-or-submission January 24, 2021 13:54 The New Criterion  hosted “Sovereignty or Submission,” a conference in Washington, D.C., in fall 2019.  Roger Kimball introduces “Sovereignty or Sumbission” Tucker Carlson’s Keynote Address at “Sovereignty or Submission”                            James Piereson on the American Nation John Fonte on Sovereignty and its Enemies Michael Anton on the “Liberal International Order” Angelo  M. Codevilla on Collective and Individual Liberty                                  John O’Sullivan on the National Consensus Victor Davis Hanson on Citizenship Roger Kimball , John O’Sullivan , Victor Davis Hanson , James Piereson , Michael Anton , Angelo M. Codevilla , John Fonte & Tucker Carlson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/sovereignty-or-submission-12070 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/sovereignty-or-submission-12070 January 24, 2021 13:54 The New Criterion  hosted “Sovereignty or Submission,” a conference in Washington, D.C., in fall 2019. Please enjoy videos from the event below and consider joining us as a Friend of The New Criterion for invitations to all of our talks and symposia at newcriterion.com/friends. Roger Kimball introduces “Sovereignty or Sumbission” James Piereson on the American Nation                                                    John Fonte on Sovereignty and its Enemies Tucker Carlson’s Keynote Address at “Sovereignty or Submission”                            Michael Anton on the “Liberal International Order” Angelo  M. Codevilla on Collective and Individual Liberty                                  John O’Sullivan on the National Consensus Victor Davis Hanson on Citizenship https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-40-entering-into-heaven https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-40-entering-into-heaven January 18, 2021 11:58 The New Criterion · Music for a While #40: Entering into heaven Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google.  In 1913, Vachel Lindsay wrote “General William Booth Enters into Heaven.” It speaks of the founder of the Salvation Army. Peggy Noonan cited this poem in a recent column. In 1914, Charles Ives set the poem to music. You will hear it in this episode. Also a Beatles concerto (yes), a rag by an early Metropolitan Opera soprano (yes), some American standards, and, at the end, transcendent Mahler. Jay plays off a good amount of reader mail. An amazingly eclectic, interesting episode. Shchedrin, Piano Concerto No. 1 Robison, “Think Well of Me” Rutter, “Beatles Concerto,” first movement Pinkard-Alexander-Mitchell, “Sugar” Ives, “General William Booth Enters into Heaven” Pinkard-Bernie-Casey, “Sweet Georgia Brown” Case, “Metropolitan Rag” Handel, “Rejoice greatly,” from “Messiah” Mahler, Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-january-issue-12020 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-january-issue-12020 January 2, 2021 12:04 The New Criterion · Roger Kimball introduces the January issue Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the January 2021 issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-39-sounds-of-christmas https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-39-sounds-of-christmas December 23, 2020 16:06 The New Criterion · Music for a While #39: Sounds of Christmas Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google.  Jay has an assortment for you—some Bach, some jazz, some Russian, some French, a spiritual . . . It all ends with a thrilling “First Nowell.” Bach, “Jauchzet, frohlocket,” Christmas Oratorio Berlin, “White Christmas” Bach, “Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen,” Christmas Oratorio Gauntlett, “Once in Royal David’s City” Trad., “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” Chesnokov, “Gabriel Appeared” Trad., “Il est né, le divin Enfant” Trad., “Somebody Talkin’ ’bout Jesus” Trad., “The First Nowell” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-benjamin-riley-andrew-l-shea-discuss-the-2020-art-issue-and-look-ahead-to-2021 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-benjamin-riley-andrew-l-shea-discuss-the-2020-art-issue-and-look-ahead-to-2021 December 18, 2020 16:52 The New Criterion · James Panero, Benjamin Riley & Andrew L. Shea discuss the 2020 art issue and look ahead to 2021 James Panero, Benjamin Riley & Andrew L. Shea discuss the 2020 art issue and look ahead to 2021. Read “Albert Pinkham Ryder: isolato of the brush,” by Andrew L. Shea. Read Benjamin Riley’s interview with Clive Aslet & Dylan Thomas. Read “Unmaking the Met,” by James Panero. James Panero , Benjamin Riley & Andrew L. Shea https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-38-bits-and-pieces https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-38-bits-and-pieces December 17, 2020 18:04 The New Criterion · Music for a While #38: Bits and pieces Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. This episode is a real smorgasbord—works, mainly short, by Domenico Scarlatti, Rachmaninoff, Duparc, Stravinsky, Jonathan Dove, and Jerome Kern, among others. A tasty, diverse spread. You may well want it all. Scarlatti, D., Sonata in G, K. 14 Rachmaninoff, Andante, Cello Sonata Duparc, Lento, Cello Sonata Lachenmann, “Five Variations on a Theme by Franz Schubert” Stravinsky, Piece for Solo Clarinet Shostakovich, Impromptu (for viola and piano) Dove, “Fair Ship,” from “Under Alter’d Skies” Kern-Tatum, “The Way You Look Tonight” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-unmaking-the-met https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-unmaking-the-met December 16, 2020 05:23 The New Criterion · James Panero on “Unmaking The Met” James Panero reads “Unmaking the Met,” his article in the December 2020 issue of The New Criterion. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-november-issue-11995 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-november-issue-11995 December 3, 2020 10:23 The New Criterion · Roger Kimball introduces the December issue Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the December 2020 issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/totalitarian-democracy https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/totalitarian-democracy November 17, 2020 17:34 firstthings · Totalitarian Democracy - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.16.20) Roger Kimball joins First Things’ contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the collection of essays Kimball recently edited, Who Rules?: Sovereignty, Nationalism, and the Fate of Freedom in the Twenty-First Century.  Roger Kimball & Mark Bauerlein https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/totalitarian-democracy-11975 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/totalitarian-democracy-11975 November 17, 2020 17:34 firstthings · Totalitarian Democracy - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.16.20) Roger Kimball joins First Things’ contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the collection of essays Kimball recently edited, Who Rules?: Sovereignty, Nationalism, and the Fate of Freedom in the Twenty-First Century.  Roger Kimball & Mark Bauerlein https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-37-over-the-moon https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-37-over-the-moon November 13, 2020 09:50 The New Criterion · Music for a While #37: Over the moon In honor of the recent “blue moon,” Jay plays four songs about the moon—two classical, two popular. He also has some Quincy Jones, some Cannibal Corpse (yup), some Villa-Lobos, and some Bruckner. Complain if you will, but not about a lack of variety. Rodgers & Hart, “Blue Moon” Bellini, “Vaga luna, che inargenti” Dvořák, “Song to the Moon,” from “Rusalka” Howard, “Fly Me to the Moon” Jones, “The Streetbeater” Cannibal Corpse, “Frantic Disembowelment” Villa-Lobos, “Punch,” from “The Baby’s Family” Villa-Lobos, “Lullaby” from “The Baby’s Family” Bruckner, Symphony No. 4 Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-november-issue-11948 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-november-issue-11948 November 1, 2020 13:22 The New Criterion · Roger Kimball introduces the November issue Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the November 2020 issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-plymouth-rock https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-plymouth-rock October 19, 2020 15:02 The New Criterion · James Panero on Plymouth Rock James Panero reads “Like a rock,” his Letter from Plymouth in the November 2020 issue of The New Criterion. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-36-remember-me https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-36-remember-me October 14, 2020 17:00 The New Criterion · Music for a While #36: ‘Remember me’  That’s what Dido sings in Purcell’s opera, about her and Aeneas: “Remember me!” Jay is reminded of this when filling out forms on the Internet. In this episode, he plays Dido, plus Charlie Parker, Franz Schmidt, Leonard Bernstein, Lyle Lovett, and others. An unusually eclectic show—which also brings the Op. 1 by a young woman from Las Vegas: a “quarantine rag.” Trad., “The Parting Glass” Parker or Davis, “Donna Lee” Verdi, “Parmi veder le lagrime,” from Verdi’s “Rigoletto” “Glow-Worm” Schmidt, Adagio from Quintet in A major Mosca, Kristen, “Quarantine Rag” Bernstein, “I Am Easily Assimilated,” from “Candide” Lovett, “If I Had a Boat” Purcell, “Dido’s Lament,” from “Dido and Aeneas” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-october-issue https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-october-issue October 8, 2020 14:59 The New Criterion · Roger Kimball introduces the October issue Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the October 2020 issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-35-greatness-consolation-transcendence https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-35-greatness-consolation-transcendence October 1, 2020 11:05 The New Criterion · Music for a While #35: Greatness, consolation, transcendence That’s a lot to promise in one humble music podcast, isn’t it? Greatness, consolation, and transcendence? But it is truth in advertising. Handel, “Dopo notte atra e funesta,” from Handel’s “Ariodante” Pärt, “Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten” Mozart, Clarinet Concerto Trad., “Shenandoah” Brahms, Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8 Bach, “Mache dich, mein Herze, rein,” from St. Matthew Passion Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-founders-priceless-legacy https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-founders-priceless-legacy September 30, 2020 13:43 The New Criterion · The Founders’ priceless legacy, by Myron Magnet  The New Criterion’s Visiting Critic Myron Magnet delivers the second annual Circle Lecture, followed by an interview with Myron by Executive Editor James Panero. Read the text to this lecture in the November 2020 issue of The New Criterion. The Founders' priceless legacy from The New Criterion on Vimeo. Myron Magnet , Roger Kimball & James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-34-twelve-sixteen-and-other-ages https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-34-twelve-sixteen-and-other-ages September 18, 2020 21:04 The New Criterion · Music for a While #34: Twelve, sixteen, and other ages Mozart wrote his “Orphanage Mass” when he was twelve. Pretty good. Mendelssohn wrote his Octet in E flat when he was sixteen. Really good. Jay provides excerpts from these works, and also presents Chopin and Argerich, Strauss and Davidsen, and more. As the episode begins with Mozart, it ends with Mozart: a heavenly soprano aria from some vespers. You could well nigh ascend. Mozart, Mass in C minor (“Waisenhausmesse”), K. 139 Mendelssohn, Octet in E flat Chopin, Largo, Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 Strauss, “Cäcilie” Strauss, “Ruhe, meine Seele!” Mozart, “Laudate Dominum omnes gentes,” from “Vesperae solennes de confessore” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-33-great-are-companions-such-as-these https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-33-great-are-companions-such-as-these September 4, 2020 08:51 The New Criterion · Music for a While #33: ‘Great are companions such as these’ That is a line from a hymn. Jay says it must apply to Bach’s Cello Suites, which players of that instrument get to live with all life long—through good times and (maybe most important) bad. Of course, all of the pieces on this program may be called “great companions”: from the pens of composers famous and obscure. An appetizing, companionable episode. Bach, Allegro assai, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 Bach-Rachmaninoff, Preludio, Violin Partita in E major Tchaikovsky-Wild, Pas de quatre, “Swan Lake” Bach, Sarabande, Cello Suite in C minor Mancini, “Quanto dolce è quell’ardore” Dalza, “Calata ala spagnola” Monteverdi, “Quel sguardo sdegnosetto” Price, F., “Down a Southern Lane” Trad., arr. F. Price, “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-september-2020-issue https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-september-2020-issue September 2, 2020 10:20 The New Criterion · Roger Kimball introduces the September issue Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the September 2020 issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-32-gettin-jiggy https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-32-gettin-jiggy August 24, 2020 12:23 The New Criterion · Music for a While #32: Gettin’ jiggy Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Jay begins with a gigue, a jig, by Leclair. We also have Haydn, Brahms, and Penderecki. (The Brahms is played by Leon Fleisher, the great American pianist who has died in recent days.) There are also two items from the American Songbook—one of them sung by Jack Teagarden, the other by Frank Sinatra. This episode ends with a spiritual, a powerhouse. Leclair, Jean-Marie the Elder, Gigue from the Violin Concerto in B flat, Op. 10, No. 1 Haydn, Presto from Piano Sonata in G, H. XVI:40 McHugh/Adamson, “Where Are You?” Penderecki, Chaconne from “Polish Requiem” Brahms, Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Whiting/Mercer, “Too Marvelous for Words” Trad., “Soon I Will Be Done with the Trouble of the World” (sung in recital by Latonia Moore) Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-a-classical-illness https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-a-classical-illness August 17, 2020 15:51 The New Criterion · James Panero on “a classical illness” James Panero, the Executive Editor of The New Criterion, discusses the pathology of recent protests and the impending demise of Teddy Roosevelt’s statue at the American Museum of Natural History, from his essay in the September 2020 issue of The New Criterion.  James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-joins-the-chris-buskirk-show https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-joins-the-chris-buskirk-show August 10, 2020 16:22 Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, sits down for a few words with Chris Buskirk, the Editor and Publisher of American Greatness, on “The Chris Buskirk Show.” Roger Kimball & Christopher Buskirk https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-31-four-handed-phenomena https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-31-four-handed-phenomena August 7, 2020 04:04 The New Criterion · Music for a While #31: Four-handed phenomena Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. The title of this episode pretty much tells the story: Jay discusses, plays, and celebrates piano duets. Schubert, “Marche militaire” No. 1 in D major, Op. 51, No. 1 Debussy, “En bateau,” from the “Petite Suite” Mendelssohn, Andante and Allegro brillant, Op. 92 Mozart, Concerto for Two Pianos in E flat Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-30-a-joyful-jolt https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-30-a-joyful-jolt July 24, 2020 08:45 The New Criterion · Music for a While #30: A joyful jolt Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Actually, Jay says “an ingenious, joyful jolt.” He is speaking of the Toccata in G by Théodore Dubois. That’s how the podcast begins. We also get Grieg (and a memory of a TV game show, long ago). Lead Belly (singing “Study War No More”). Mozart, Hahn, and “America”—a fugue on “America,” which is also known as “My Country, ’Tis of Thee” (and as “God Save the Queen” by some of our cousins). Dubois, Toccata in G Grieg, “Morning Mood” from “Peer Gynt” Trad., “Study War No More” Mozart, “Soave sia il vento” from “Così fan tutte” Hahn, Danse, Piano Concerto Thayer, Fugue on “America” from the Organ Sonata No. 2 Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-29-america-plenty-good-room https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-29-america-plenty-good-room July 1, 2020 11:09 The New Criterion · Music for a While #29: America: plenty good room Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. In honor of Independence Day, Jay does an all American program: ending with “Plenty Good Room,” the spiritual. He begins with some ballet, cowboy style: “Hoe Down” (Copland). Along the way, we have songs, piano pieces, an aria, some bluegrass—Happy Fourth, to all. Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-29-america-plenty-good-room-11710 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-29-america-plenty-good-room-11710 July 1, 2020 11:09 The New Criterion · Music for a While #29: America: plenty good room Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. In honor of Independence Day, Jay does an all American program: ending with “Plenty Good Room,” the spiritual. He begins with some ballet, cowboy style: “Hoe Down” (Copland). Along the way, we have songs, piano pieces, an aria, some bluegrass—Happy Fourth, to all. Copland, “Hoe-Down,” from “Rodeo” MacDowell, “By a Meadow Brook,” from “Woodland Sketches” Beach, “Ah, Love, but a Day” Wheeler, Scott, “Isolation Rag” Hoiby, “Lady of the Harbor” Meyer, Edgar, et al. (?), “Death by Triple Fiddle” Floyd, “Ain’t It a Pretty Night?” from “Susannah” Gershwin-Heifetz, Prelude in C-sharp Minor Trad., “Plenty Good Room” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-28-poems-songs-and-shouts https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-28-poems-songs-and-shouts June 23, 2020 12:01 The New Criterion · Music for a While #28: Poems, songs, and shouts Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. This episode begins with a shout—“a shout of joy on the organ,” Jay says. It also has a poem, written and recited by Langston Hughes. And a song, setting that same poem. The episode includes a little Broadway—and other curiosities, finds, and wonders. Enjoy “music for a while.” Hughes-Manz, “God of Grace and God of Glory” Langston Hughes, “I, Too” Margaret Bonds, “I, Too” Frederic Rzewski, “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” Coleman-Stewart, “Thank God I’m Old” Herbert Murrill, “Carillon” Handel, “O Lord, whose mercies numberless,” from Saul Trad., arr. Bonds, “This Little Light o’ Mine” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-and-james-panero-discuss-sculpture-in-exile-and-culture-under-siege https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-and-james-panero-discuss-sculpture-in-exile-and-culture-under-siege June 18, 2020 06:21 In a new podcast from The New Criterion, Eric Gibson and James Panero discuss sculpture in exile and culture under siege. Eric Gibson’s book The Necessity of Sculpture: Selected Essays and Criticism, 1985–2019 can be found here. https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-and-james-panero-discuss-sculpture-in-exile-and-culture-under-siege-11669 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-and-james-panero-discuss-sculpture-in-exile-and-culture-under-siege-11669 June 18, 2020 06:21 The New Criterion · Eric Gibson and James Panero discuss sculpture in exile and culture under siege In a new podcast from The New Criterion, Eric Gibson and James Panero discuss sculpture in exile and culture under siege. Eric Gibson’s book The Necessity of Sculpture: Selected Essays and Criticism, 1985–2019 can be found here. James Bowman & Eric Gibson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-and-james-panero-discuss-sculpture-in-exile-and-culture-under-siege-11670 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-and-james-panero-discuss-sculpture-in-exile-and-culture-under-siege-11670 June 18, 2020 06:21 The New Criterion · Eric Gibson and James Panero discuss sculpture in exile and culture under siege In a new podcast from The New Criterion, Eric Gibson and James Panero discuss sculpture in exile and culture under siege. Eric Gibson’s book The Necessity of Sculpture: Selected Essays and Criticism, 1985–2019 can be found here. James Bowman & Eric Gibson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-and-james-panero-discuss-sculpture-in-exile-and-culture-under-siege-11671 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-and-james-panero-discuss-sculpture-in-exile-and-culture-under-siege-11671 June 18, 2020 06:21 The New Criterion · Eric Gibson and James Panero discuss sculpture in exile and culture under siege In a new podcast from The New Criterion, Eric Gibson and James Panero discuss sculpture in exile and culture under siege. Eric Gibson’s book The Necessity of Sculpture: Selected Essays and Criticism, 1985–2019 can be found here. James Bowman & Eric Gibson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-and-james-panero-discuss-sculpture-in-exile-and-culture-under-siege-11672 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-and-james-panero-discuss-sculpture-in-exile-and-culture-under-siege-11672 June 18, 2020 06:21 The New Criterion · Eric Gibson and James Panero discuss sculpture in exile and culture under siege In a new podcast from The New Criterion, Eric Gibson and James Panero discuss sculpture in exile and culture under siege. Eric Gibson’s book The Necessity of Sculpture: Selected Essays and Criticism, 1985–2019 can be found here. James Bowman & Eric Gibson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-and-james-panero-discuss-sculpture-in-exile-and-culture-under-siege-11673 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-and-james-panero-discuss-sculpture-in-exile-and-culture-under-siege-11673 June 18, 2020 06:21 The New Criterion · Eric Gibson and James Panero discuss sculpture in exile and culture under siege In a new podcast from The New Criterion, Eric Gibson and James Panero discuss sculpture in exile and culture under siege. Eric Gibson’s book The Necessity of Sculpture: Selected Essays and Criticism, 1985–2019 can be found here. James Panero & Eric Gibson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-and-james-panero-discuss-sculpture-in-exile-and-culture-under-siege-11674 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-and-james-panero-discuss-sculpture-in-exile-and-culture-under-siege-11674 June 18, 2020 06:21 The New Criterion · Eric Gibson and James Panero discuss sculpture in exile and culture under siege Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. In a new podcast from The New Criterion, Eric Gibson and James Panero discuss sculpture in exile and culture under siege. Eric Gibson’s book The Necessity of Sculpture: Selected Essays and Criticism, 1985–2019 can be found here. James Panero & Eric Gibson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-27-vexed-and-unvexed https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-27-vexed-and-unvexed June 10, 2020 08:53 The New Criterion · Music for a While #27: Vexed and unvexed. Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. “Got a real smorgasbord for you,” says Jay—“even more than usual. An almost wacky variety.” He begins with Rachmaninoff, turns to Satie, then to a classic American song, then to Satie again, then to Penderecki, and on to Fauré and Busoni (no, not Bach-Busoni). Some interesting issues, points, personalities, and, of course, music. Tracks played: Rachmaninoff, “Spring Waters” Satie, “Vexations” Androzzo, Alma Bazel, “If I Can Help Somebody” Satie, “Gymnopédie” Penderecki, “La Follia” Fauré, “Le secret” Busoni, “Berceuse” https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-27-vexed-and-unvexed-11639 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-27-vexed-and-unvexed-11639 June 10, 2020 08:53 The New Criterion · Music for a While #27: Vexed and unvexed. Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. “Got a real smorgasbord for you,” says Jay—“even more than usual. An almost wacky variety.” He begins with Rachmaninoff, turns to Satie, then to a classic American song, then to Satie again, then to Penderecki, and on to Fauré and Busoni (no, not Bach-Busoni). Some interesting issues, points, personalities, and, of course, music. Tracks played: Rachmaninoff, “Spring Waters” Satie, “Vexations” Androzzo, Alma Bazel, “If I Can Help Somebody” Satie, “Gymnopédie” Penderecki, “La Follia” Fauré, “Le secret” Busoni, “Berceuse” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-june-2020-issue https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-june-2020-issue June 3, 2020 13:47 The New Criterion · Roger Kimball introduces the June issue Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the June 2020 issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-june-2020-issue-11608 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-june-2020-issue-11608 June 3, 2020 13:47 The New Criterion · Roger Kimball introduces the June issue Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the June 2020 issue and reads from its opening pages. https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-june-2020-issue-11609 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-june-2020-issue-11609 June 3, 2020 13:47 The New Criterion · Roger Kimball introduces the June issue Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the June 2020 issue and reads from its opening pages. https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-june-2020-issue-11610 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-june-2020-issue-11610 June 3, 2020 13:47 The New Criterion · Roger Kimball introduces the June issue Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the June 2020 issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-26-time-timelessness-etc https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-26-time-timelessness-etc May 28, 2020 16:49 The New Criterion · Music for a While #26: Time, timelessness, etc. Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. 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 Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-woman-who-saw-the-future https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-woman-who-saw-the-future May 20, 2020 13:36 The New Criterion · James Panero on “the woman who saw the future.” Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. James Panero, the Executive Editor of The New Criterion, reconsiders the Gilded Age author Anna Bowman Dodd and her uncanny predictions about the future. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-woman-who-saw-the-future-11675 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-woman-who-saw-the-future-11675 May 20, 2020 13:36 The New Criterion · James Panero on “the woman who saw the future.” Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. James Panero, the Executive Editor of The New Criterion, reconsiders the Gilded Age author Anna Bowman Dodd and her uncanny predictions about the future. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-25-sons-daughters-and-others https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-25-sons-daughters-and-others May 16, 2020 17:03 Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. 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 Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-may-issue https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-may-issue May 7, 2020 11:50 Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the May 2020 issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-24-springtime-round-two https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-24-springtime-round-two April 21, 2020 17:51 Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google. Jay’s previous episode was devoted to music of spring. As he points out, it’s still spring—and there’s a lot of spring music out there. So he goes a second round. This round serves up Schubert, Mahler, Copland, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and more. A colorful, happy bouquet. Tracks played: Argento, “Spring” Schumann, “Spring” Symphony Mahler, “Frühlingsmorgen” Mahler, “Der Trunkene im Frühling,” from “Das Lied von der Erde” Copland, “Appalachian Spring” Schubert, “Frühlingsglaube” Duke, “April in Paris,” Count Basie and His Orchestra Rodgers & Hammerstein, “It Might As Well Be Spring” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-plagues-art-venice https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-plagues-art-venice April 20, 2020 16:39 James Panero, the Executive Editor of The New Criterion, discusses the long history of plagues and their relationship to the art of our Western tradition, especially in Venice. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-23-springtime https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-23-springtime April 13, 2020 17:59 Jay has seven pieces – songs, an opera aria, a piano piece, a violin sonata, and a violin concerto. All in honor of spring. It has sprung, whether the pandemic likes it or not. Happy spring, everyone. Tracks played: Vivaldi, “Spring,” from “The Four Seasons” Hahn, “Le Printemps” Beethoven, “Spring” Sonata Saint-Saëns, “Printemps qui commence,” from “Samson and Delilah” Strauss, “Herr Lenz” Sinding, “Rustle of Spring” Hoiby, “Always It’s Spring” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-april-issue https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-april-issue April 9, 2020 13:38 Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses the April 2020 issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-22-music-as-balmand-delight https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-22-music-as-balmand-delight April 1, 2020 18:03 The title of this episode pretty much tells its story. Jay plays balm-like music, and delight-giving music—heavy on the Bach. At the beginning of the show, he asks, “Need I say that music is extra-important in these strange and trying times?” He answers, “Of course I don’t.” Tracks played: Bach-Petri, “Sheep May Safely Graze” Bach, “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen” Bach, “Alleluia” Chopin, Étude in A flat, Op. 25, No. 1, “Aeolian Harp” Haydn, Piano Concerto in D Elgar, Nimrod Variation Bach, Bourées from English Suite No. 2 in A minor Bach, Gigue from English Suite No. 2 in A minor Ochs, attr. Handel, “Dank sei dir, Herr” Bach, Allegro for keyboard only, Violin Sonata No. 6 in G Trad., “Give Me Jesus” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-21-a-little-program-for-kids-and-their-parents-and-others https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-21-a-little-program-for-kids-and-their-parents-and-others March 23, 2020 12:31 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” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-joins-the-bookmonger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-joins-the-bookmonger March 17, 2020 11:22 Eric Gibson, the Arts in Review Editor of The Wall Street Journal, sits down for a few words about his latest book, The Necessity of Sculpture (Criterion Books), with John J. Miller of National Review. John J. Miller & Eric Gibson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-march-issue https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-march-issue March 9, 2020 15:28   Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, introduces a handful of noteworthy pieces from the March 2020 issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-20-upward-and-onward https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-20-upward-and-onward March 5, 2020 16:07 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” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/jay-nordlinger-james-panero-on-music-criticism https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/jay-nordlinger-james-panero-on-music-criticism February 24, 2020 15:55 Jay Nordlinger, the music critic for The New Criterion, joins James Panero for a discussion of the classical music world and the life of a critic today. Jay Nordlinger & James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-19-from-rosa-to-mirella https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-19-from-rosa-to-mirella February 13, 2020 13:50 This episode begins with a song by Giuseppe Martucci, sung by Rosa Feola, the young Italian soprano. It ends with an aria by Giacomo Puccini, sung by Mirella Freni, the legendary Italian soprano who died in recent days. In between is a smorgasbord, including Haydn, Mozart, and a couple of British songs that Jay and others love. Tracks played: Martucci, “Maggiolata” Haydn, Cello Concerto in C major Mozart, Great Mass in C minor Dunhill, “The Cloths of Heaven” arr. Britten, “Down by the Salley Gardens” Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat Puccini, “Vissi d’arte,” from “Tosca” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-sovereignty-or-submission https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-sovereignty-or-submission February 6, 2020 10:51 Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, introduces the magazine’s “Sovereignty or Submission” conference held in Washington, D.C. A form of this address appeared in the January 2020 issue under the title, “Introduction: sovereignty or submission.”  Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/john-osullivan-on-the-left-v-the-nation https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/john-osullivan-on-the-left-v-the-nation February 6, 2020 10:39 John O’Sullivan, an editor at large at National Review, shares his thoughts on the importance of a national consensus and recent factors undermining it. Audio taken from The New Criterion’s “Sovereignty or Submission” conference in Washington, D.C. A form of this address appeared in the January 2020 issue under the title, “The Left v. the nation.”  John O’Sullivan https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-february-issue https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-february-issue February 3, 2020 16:34 Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights from this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-18-maestromahatma-jansons https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-18-maestromahatma-jansons January 30, 2020 13:06 Mariss Jansons, the great Latvian conductor, born in 1943, died toward the end of last year. Jay talks about him, relating stories both from him and about him. (Jay interviewed Jansons twice, ten years apart.) And, of course, we hear music—from Jansons and his orchestras. Tracks played: Bizet-Shchedrin, from “Carmen Suite” Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 2 in C minor Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D minor Mahler, Symphony No. 7 in E minor Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D major Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/michael-anton-on-the-war-of-ideas https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/michael-anton-on-the-war-of-ideas January 29, 2020 18:22 Michael Anton, a scholar and former staffer for the National Security Council, discusses the notion of a “liberal international order” and its place in the present-day war of ideas. Audio taken from The New Criterion’s “Sovereignty or Submission” conference in Washington, D.C. An adapted form of this address appeared in the January 2020 issue of The New Criterion as “The enemy is an idea.” Michael Anton https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/angelo-m-codevilla-on-collective-individual-liberty https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/angelo-m-codevilla-on-collective-individual-liberty January 27, 2020 12:08 Angelo M. Codevilla, a professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University and a fellow at the Claremont Institute, discusses the notion of liberty as it relates to American history and self-governance. Audio taken from The New Criterion’s “Sovereignty or Submission” conference in Washington, D.C. An adapted form of this address appeared in the January 2020 issue of The New Criterion as “Liberty: collective and individual.” Angelo M. Codevilla https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/john-fonte-on-sovereignty-its-enemies https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/john-fonte-on-sovereignty-its-enemies January 21, 2020 14:23 John Fonte, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and the author of Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or be Ruled by Others? (Encounter), offers his thoughts on “transnational progressivism” and the forces abetting it. An adapted form of this address appeared in the January 2020 issue of The New Criterion as “Sovereignty & its enemies.” John Fonte https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/victor-davis-hanson-on-the-meaning-of-citizenship https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/victor-davis-hanson-on-the-meaning-of-citizenship January 15, 2020 08:00   Victor Davis Hanson, who is the 2019–20 Visiting Critic for The New Criterion, discusses the notion of citizenship as understood in the twenty-first century. Audio taken from The New Criterion’s “Sovereignty or Submission” conference in Washington, D.C. An adapted form of this address appeared in the January 2020 issue of The New Criterion as “Pre- and post-citizens.” Victor Davis Hanson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/victor-davis-hanson-on-the-meaning-of-citizenship-11424 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/victor-davis-hanson-on-the-meaning-of-citizenship-11424 January 15, 2020 08:00   Victor Davis Hanson, who is the 2019–20 Visiting Critic for The New Criterion, discusses the notion of citizenship as understood in the twenty-first century. Audio taken from The New Criterion’s “Sovereignty or Submission” conference in Washington, D.C. An adapted form of this address appeared in the January 2020 issue of The New Criterion as “Pre- and post-citizens.” Victor Davis Hanson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-17-yesterday-today-and-tomorrow https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-17-yesterday-today-and-tomorrow January 9, 2020 15:48 Jay begins with a Schubert work, and some singers and pianists who have performed it. He moves on to a funky, frenetic thing called “Techno-Parade.” Later, there is some Wagner by a great new singer. There is some immortal Rachmaninoff. And, at the very end, a song by the late Jerry Herman: “It’s Today,” from Mame. A diverse, appetizing musical menu. Tracks played: Schubert, Winterreise, Schäfer and Schneider Schubert, Winterreise, Hotter and Raucheisen Schubert, Winterreise, Schreier and Eschenbach Connesson, “Techno-Parade” “The Lark in the Clear Air” (arr. Michael McHale) Wagner, “Dich, teure Halle,” from Tannhäuser Rachmaninoff, “Let Now Thy Servant Depart in Peace,” from Vespers Herman, “It’s Today,” from Mame Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-piereson-on-the-idea-of-an-american-nation https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-piereson-on-the-idea-of-an-american-nation January 9, 2020 08:46   James Piereson, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, discusses the genesis of the American nation-state. Audio taken from The New Criterion’s “Sovereignty or Submission” conference in Washington, D.C. An adapted form of this address appeared in the January 2020 issue of The New Criterion as “The idea of an American nation.” James Piereson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-january-issue https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-january-issue January 7, 2020 12:05 Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights from this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-sovereignty-or-submission https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-sovereignty-or-submission January 2, 2020 11:02 The editor and publisher of The New Criterion introduces the “Sovereignty or Submission” conference held in Washington, D.C. and offers some prefatory remarks on the topics at hand. Exclusive access to this video and many others is made available to our Circle members. Click here to learn more. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-sovereignty-or-submission-11405 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-sovereignty-or-submission-11405 January 2, 2020 11:02 The editor and publisher of The New Criterion introduces the “Sovereignty or Submission” conference held in Washington, D.C. and offers some prefatory remarks on the topics at hand. Exclusive access to this video and many others is made available to our Circle members. Click here to learn more. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-remembers-john-simon https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-remembers-john-simon December 18, 2019 15:58 James Panero on the legacy of  the inimitable John Simon, a superlative critic and longtime contributor to The New Criterion. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-15-erotic-and-other-evenings https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-15-erotic-and-other-evenings December 18, 2019 15:40 Jay went to the ballet in Kyiv, for “Carmen Suite” and “Scheherazade.” He said, “It was the most erotic evening you could ever spend alone.” He plays some music from “Carmen Suite” in this episode, plus Bach, Scriabin, and Glass. And Frank Bridge, that half remembered and estimable English composer. There is much beauty, and much of interest, in this episode. Tracks played: Bach, Toccata in F-sharp minor Bizet-Shchedrin, Carmen Suite Scriabin, Piano Concerto Scriabin, Etude in D-sharp minor, Op. 8, No. 12 Glass, Funeral Music of Amenhotep III from “Akhnaten” Bridge, “Love Went A-Riding” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-hankins-james-panero-discuss-leonardo-da-vinci https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-hankins-james-panero-discuss-leonardo-da-vinci December 6, 2019 17:16 James Hankins, a Professor of History at Harvard, joins James Panero to discuss the monumental Leonardo exhibition at the Louvre and the artist’s legacy five hundred years after his death. James Panero & James Hankins https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-14-fightin-words-and-good-music https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-14-fightin-words-and-good-music December 4, 2019 15:53 This episode begins with a liturgical piece by James MacMillan—a living composer—and ends with another liturgical piece by Wynton Marsalis—another living composer. In between, you’ve got some Saint-Saëns, some Sibelius, and some other music. Jay says some provocative—possibly offensive—things about a couple of cello concertos. Otherwise, it’s sweetness and light, mainly. A good show. Tracks played: James Macmillan, Miserere Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor Bach, Sarabande in E flat Sibelius, Scherzo from Symphony No. 1 in E minor Marsalis, Gloria Patri from “The Abyssinian Mass” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-13-rustles-hisses-and-slogs https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-13-rustles-hisses-and-slogs November 15, 2019 10:23 Jay ends with “Rustle of Spring,” the piano piece by Christian Sinding. It used to be universally known. It deserved to be. Jay also plays Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Shostakovich, Amy Beach, Havergal Brian, and Jörg Widmann. He tells some stories, makes some points. A rich and diverse world, music. Tracks played: Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1 Brian, Double Fugue in E flat Widmann, “Con brio” Brahms, Violin Concerto Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 (Bernstein, New York Philharmonic) Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 (Maazel, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) Beach, “Ah, Love, but a Day” Sinding, “Rustle of Spring” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-turners-watercolors https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-turners-watercolors November 12, 2019 14:37 James Panero recounts a recent trip to Mystic, Connecticut, and offers his thoughts on “J. M. W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate” and other developments at the Mystic Seaport Museum. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-november-issue https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-november-issue November 7, 2019 14:57 Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-12-holy-stuff-and-other-stuff https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-12-holy-stuff-and-other-stuff October 29, 2019 12:14 When Harriet Cohen finishes playing her arrangement of Bach’s “Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier,” Jay says, “Holy stuff.” There is other stuff too in this episode: including “Tain’t What You Do (It’s How You Do It).” There may also be a little Beach Boys, classically performed. Jay likes that opening Bach piece so much, he ends with it, too: in a different version. Bach-Cohen, “Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier” Gluck, “Che farò senza Euridice?” Oliver and Young, “Tain’t What You Do (It’s How You Do It)” Feinberg, Piano Sonata No. 3 Bernstein, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Wilson and Love, “Good Vibrations” (sung by the King’s Singers) Grieg-Ginzburg, “In the Hall of the Mountain King” Bach–Swingle Singers, “Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-literary-legacy-of-russell-kirk https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-literary-legacy-of-russell-kirk October 28, 2019 13:28 Remarks occasioned by the republication of Russell Kirk’s Old House of Fear, with a new introduction by James Panero. Roger Kimball , James Panero & Annette Kirk https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/leninthink-gary-saul-morson-delivers-the-first-annual-circle-lecture https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/leninthink-gary-saul-morson-delivers-the-first-annual-circle-lecture October 17, 2019 15:21 To view this exclusive video, become a member of The New Criterion’s Circle. For login details, please email circle@newcriterion.com. Gary Saul Morson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/gary-saul-morson-james-panero-discuss-leninthink https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/gary-saul-morson-james-panero-discuss-leninthink October 7, 2019 16:26 Gary Saul Morson, the Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University and the author of “Leninthink,” joins James Panero to discuss the pernicious legacy of Vladimir Lenin (video and audio).  To view this exclusive video of James Panero and Gary Saul Morson in conversation on “Leninthink,” become a member of The New Criterion’s Circle. For login details, please email circle@newcriterion.com. James Panero & Gary Saul Morson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/gary-saul-morson-james-panero-discuss-leninthink-11977 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/gary-saul-morson-james-panero-discuss-leninthink-11977 October 7, 2019 16:26 Gary Saul Morson, the Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University and the author of “Leninthink,” joins James Panero to discuss the pernicious legacy of Vladimir Lenin (video and audio). James Panero & Gary Saul Morson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-october-issue-of-the-new-criterion-11298 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-october-issue-of-the-new-criterion-11298 October 2, 2019 16:16 Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-pure-joy https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-pure-joy September 30, 2019 13:50 That’s what Jay calls a Bach piece arranged for organ by Jean Guillou: pure joy. There is some more pure joy in this episode too—including the final movement of Brahms’s Horn Trio, which Jay plays to honor Myron Bloom, the great French-horn player who died on September 26. He also honors, at the end, Christopher Rouse, the American composer, who died on September 21. Music, said Rouse, in a statement to be issued after his passing, “has given me life and a reason for living.” Jay also plays some Ella Fitzgerald, some Leontyne Price, and more. There is also a tale from opera lore: about Rudolf Bing and George Szell, who were too big for the same town. Tracks played: Bach-Guillou, Sinfonia Beethoven, “Pastoral” Symphony Brahms, Horn Trio Gershwin, “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” Chopin, “Winter Wind” Etude Barber, “Knoxville:  Summer of 1915” Rouse, Symphony No. 3 Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-who-cares https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-who-cares September 18, 2019 10:52 Jay does, and you will too. “Who Cares?” is a Gershwin song, which Gershwin arranged for piano (alone). Jay has André Watts play this. He later has Ella Fitzgerald sing the song, accompanied by another André, Previn. In between, he talks about Gabriel Fauré, and plays him. He talks about Arcadi Volodos, than whom there is no better pianist in the world, Jay says. We hear Volodos in Bach – Bach arranged by Samuil Feinberg, an earlier Russian pianist. We hear more Bach, played by Feinberg himself. And some Callas. And some Offenbach. A wonderful menu of music, with tasty comments to go with it. Tracks played: Gershwin, “Who Cares?,” arranged for piano by the composer Fauré, Violin and Piano Sonata No. 2, third movement Bach-Feinberg, Largo from Bach’s Trio Sonata No. 5, BWV 529, for organ Bach, Prelude and Fugue in C major, Book II, The Well-Tempered Clavier Cherubini, “Dei tuoi figli la madre,” from Medea Offenbach, “Galop infernal” (“Can-Can”), from Orpheus in the Underworld Gershwin, “Who Cares?,” performed by Ella Fitzgerald, André Previn, and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-receives-the-2019-phillips-award https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-receives-the-2019-phillips-award September 13, 2019 17:13 Roger Kimball, the editor and publisher of The New Criterion, accepts the  2019 Thomas L. Phillips Career Achievement Award from The Fund for American Studies at their twenty-sixth annual Journalism Awards Dinner on September 12. The Editors https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-festival-time https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-festival-time September 3, 2019 11:13 As Jay tells us at the beginning, he has been reviewing from two summer festivals: the Mostly Mozart Festival (New York) and the Salzburg Festival, in Mozart’s hometown. He discusses and plays a variety of music performed at these festivals: Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Enescu—and Mozart, for sure. Tracks played: Mozart, Overture to The Magic Flute Mendelssohn, Variations sérieuses Beethoven, Violin Concerto Enescu, Octet Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat, K. 595 Handel, “Tornami a vagheggiar,” from Alcina Handel, “Verdi prati,” from Alcina Haydn, Symphony No. 88 Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-festival-time-11225 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-festival-time-11225 September 3, 2019 11:13 As Jay tells us at the beginning, he has been reviewing from two summer festivals: the Mostly Mozart Festival (New York) and the Salzburg Festival, in Mozart’s hometown. He discusses and plays a variety of music performed at these festivals: Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Enescu – and Mozart, for sure. Tracks played: Mozart, Overture to The Magic Flute Mendelssohn, “Variations sérieuses” Beethoven, Violin Concerto Enescu, Octet Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat, K. 595 Handel, “Tornami a vagheggiar,” from Alcina Handel, “Verdi prati,” from Alcina Haydn, Symphony No. 88 Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-venices-last-judgment https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-venices-last-judgment August 22, 2019 13:01 Occasioned by “Venice's last judgment,” from the September 2019 issue. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-september-issue-of-the-new-criterion-11189 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-september-issue-of-the-new-criterion-11189 August 21, 2019 14:18 Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-hello-old-friendsand-new https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-hello-old-friendsand-new August 1, 2019 15:51 Jay revisits some old favorites and hails at least one new favorite. Tracks played: Tchaikovsky, Waltz from “The Sleeping Beauty” Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat, K. 454 Steve Reich, “It’s Gonna Rain” McHugh/Koehler, “Spreadin’ Rhythm Around” Arvo Pärt, Symphony No. 4 Arensky, Piano Trio in D minor Scriabin, Prelude in C major, Op. 13, No. 1 Robbie Dupree, “Steal Away” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-hello-old-friendsand-new-11087 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-hello-old-friendsand-new-11087 August 1, 2019 15:51 Jay revisits some old favorites and hails at least one new favorite. Tchaikovsky, Waltz from “The Sleeping Beauty” Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat, K. 454 Steve Reich, “It’s Gonna Rain” McHugh/Koehler, “Spreadin’ Rhythm Around” Arvo Pärt, Symphony No. 4 Arensky, Piano Trio in D minor Scriabin, Prelude in C major, Op. 13, No. 1 Robby Dupree, “Steal Away” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-hello-old-friendsand-new-11088 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-hello-old-friendsand-new-11088 August 1, 2019 15:51 Jay revisits some old favorites and hails at least one new favorite. Tracks played: Tchaikovsky, Waltz from “The Sleeping Beauty” Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat, K. 454 Steve Reich, “It’s Gonna Rain” McHugh/Koehler, “Spreadin’ Rhythm Around” Arvo Pärt, Symphony No. 4 Arensky, Piano Trio in D minor Scriabin, Prelude in C major, Op. 13, No. 1 Robby Dupree, “Steal Away” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/nightmare-at-the-museum https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/nightmare-at-the-museum July 30, 2019 17:40 Executive Editor James Panero and Assistant Editor Andrew Shea sit down for a conversation on cultural politics amid the flurry of activity at the Whitney Biennial. James Panero & Andrew L. Shea https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/nightmare-at-the-museum-a-discussion-between-james-panero-and-andrew-shea-11076 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/nightmare-at-the-museum-a-discussion-between-james-panero-and-andrew-shea-11076 July 30, 2019 17:40 Executive Editor James Panero and Assistant Editor Andrew Shea sit down for a conversation on cultural politics amid the flurry of activity at the Whitney Biennial. James Panero & Andrew L. Shea https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/nightmare-at-the-museum-a-discussion-between-james-panero-and-andrew-shea-11077 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/nightmare-at-the-museum-a-discussion-between-james-panero-and-andrew-shea-11077 July 30, 2019 17:40 Executive Editor James Panero and Assistant Editor Andrew Shea sit down for a conversation on cultural politics amid the flurry of activity at the Whitney Biennial. James Panero & Andrew L. Shea https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-6-the-best-song-ever-written-10988 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-6-the-best-song-ever-written-10988 July 17, 2019 16:00 Or rather, three nominees. Plus, Gerard Schwarz, the trumpeter/conductor whom Jay interviewed recently on his “Q&A” (here). This episode provides beauty, wonder, excitement, controversy, solace—it’s music. Haydn, Trumpet Concerto, final movement, Gerard Schwarz et al. Piston, Symphony No. 4, Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz Stölzel, “Bist du bei mir,” Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Gerald Moore Caccini, “Amarilli,” Janet Baker et al. Mahler, “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen,” Christa Ludwig et al. Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-6-the-best-song-ever-written https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-6-the-best-song-ever-written July 17, 2019 15:55 Or rather, three nominees. Plus, Gerard Schwarz, the trumpeter/conductor whom Jay interviewed recently on his “Q&A” (here). This episode provides beauty, wonder, excitement, controversy, solace—it’s music. Haydn, Trumpet Concerto, final movement, Gerard Schwarz et al. Piston, Symphony No. 4, Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz Stölzel, “Bist du bei mir,” Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Gerald Moore Caccini, “Amarilli,” Janet Baker et al. Mahler, “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen,” Christa Ludwig et al. Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-6-the-best-song-ever-written-10985 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-6-the-best-song-ever-written-10985 July 17, 2019 15:46 Or rather, three nominees. Plus, Gerard Schwarz, the trumpeter/conductor whom Jay interviewed recently on his “Q&A” (here). This episode provides beauty, wonder, excitement, controversy, solace – it’s music. Haydn, Trumpet Concerto, final movement, Gerard Schwarz et al. Piston, Symphony No. 4, Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz Stölzel, “Bist du bei mir,” Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Gerald Moore Caccini, “Amarilli,” Janet Baker et al. Mahler, “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen,” Christa Ludwig et al. Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-6-the-best-song-ever-written-10986 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-6-the-best-song-ever-written-10986 July 17, 2019 15:46 Or rather, three nominees. Plus, Gerard Schwarz, the trumpeter/conductor whom Jay interviewed recently on his “Q&A” (here). This episode provides beauty, wonder, excitement, controversy, solace – it’s music. Haydn, Trumpet Concerto, final movement, Gerard Schwarz et al. Piston, Symphony No. 4, Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz Stölzel, “Bist du bei mir,” Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Gerald Moore Caccini, “Amarilli,” Janet Baker et al. Mahler, “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen,” Christa Ludwig et al. Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-6-the-best-song-ever-written-10987 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-6-the-best-song-ever-written-10987 July 17, 2019 15:46 Or rather, three nominees. Plus, Gerard Schwarz, the trumpeter/conductor whom Jay interviewed recently on his “Q&A” (here). This episode provides beauty, wonder, excitement, controversy, solace – it’s music. Haydn, Trumpet Concerto, final movement, Gerard Schwarz et al. Piston, Symphony No. 4, Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz Stölzel, “Bist du bei mir,” Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Gerald Moore Caccini, “Amarilli,” Janet Baker et al. Mahler, “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen,” Christa Ludwig et al. Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-america https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-america July 8, 2019 11:07 Jay says “Happy Independence Day” with a buffet of American music, starting with “The Banjo” and ending with “America the Beautiful.” In between, you will have many melodies, many voices, all adding up to America. Have a great one. Gottschalk, “The Banjo,” Ivan Davis “Camptown Races,” Marilyn Horne et al. Ives, Symphony No. 2, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein MacDowell, “To a Wild Rose,” J. J. Sheridan Hoiby, “Lady of the Harbor,” Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, María Pérez-Goodman Lowry/Copland, “At the River,” Marilyn Horne et al. “American Salute” (an arrangement by Morton Gould), Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy “Ride On, Jesus” (arr. R. Nathaniel Dett), Florence Quivar, Armen Guzelimian “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” Leontyne Price et al. Ward, “America the Beautiful,” Ray Charles Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-a-tutu-or-two https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-a-tutu-or-two June 27, 2019 13:24 Introducing this episode, Jay says, “Gonna throw a little ballet at you”—and he does. Some music from ballets. He also throws in some arias, some jazz, and more. An interesting, diverse, soul-pleasing episode. Tracks played: Massenet, “Elegy,” the Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan Massenet, “Elegy,” José van Dam et al. Massenet, “Elegy,” Art Tatum Massenet, “The Dream,” Tito Schipa Massenet, “Gavotte,” Victoria de los Angeles Desyatnikov, piano prelude, Lukas Geniusas Prokofiev, excerpt from “On the Dnieper,” Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra, Theodore Kuchar Glazunov, “Hail” and “Grande bacchanale” from “The Seasons,” Minnesota Orchestra, Edo de Waart Glazunov, Symphony No. 5, “Heroic,” last movement, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, José Serebrier Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-soft-days-and-harder https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-soft-days-and-harder June 24, 2019 09:38 Jay discusses, and plays, an old song: “A Soft Day.” You also have a little music from Brazil. And a composer who escaped the Nazis. And some Cole Porter. Also, what about the question of Wagner? Can you listen to him, SOB that he was? Finally, Franco Zeffirelli died—which leads to a reflection on him, and to an aria. In short, there’s plenty to think about in this episode, and plenty to hear. Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-postcards https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-postcards June 17, 2019 11:12 From Norway, a story about Mrs. Grieg—and some music by Mr. From Israel, some thoughts about Bruch, Bloch, and others. This episode also includes a dollop of Rameau, a spiritual, a heavenly piece by Chopin, and more. Food for thought and soul. Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-hello https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/music-for-a-while-hello June 5, 2019 15:59 Jay Nordlinger begins a new podcast, a music ’cast. As he says, he’ll talk about music – make some points, tell some stories, tell some jokes – but mainly play music. Because why talk when you can listen? He begins this inaugural episode with the song from which he swipes his title (“Music for a While”). There is also some piano music by Prokofiev – music seldom heard. Jay remembers a couple of musicians who have died recently. And he closes with a song from “Kiss Me, Kate,” which is back on Broadway. “Music for a while,” goes Henry Purcell’s song, “shall all your cares beguile.” Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-receives-the-2019-bradley-prize https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-receives-the-2019-bradley-prize May 28, 2019 15:49 Roger Kimball, the editor and publisher of The New Criterion, is honored as one of three recipients of the 2019 Bradley Prizes at The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation’s awards ceremony and gala on April 4. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/10825 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/10825 May 16, 2019 15:26 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/10826 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/10826 May 16, 2019 15:26 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-james-panero-discuss-churchill-burke https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-james-panero-discuss-churchill-burke May 16, 2019 15:26 Andrew Roberts, a historian and the recipient of The New Criterion’s seventh annual Edmund Burke Award, joins James Panero to discuss Winston Churchill’s debt to Burke (video and audio). Andrew Roberts and James Panero discuss Winston Churchills debt to Burke from The New Criterion on Vimeo. James Panero & Andrew Roberts https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-james-panero-discuss-churchill-burke-10828 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-james-panero-discuss-churchill-burke-10828 May 16, 2019 15:26 Andrew Roberts, a historian and the recipient of The New Criterion’s seventh annual Edmund Burke Award, joins James Panero to discuss Winston Churchill’s debt to Burke. James Panero & Andrew Roberts https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-james-panero-discuss-churchill-burke-10829 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-james-panero-discuss-churchill-burke-10829 May 16, 2019 15:26 Andrew Roberts, a historian and the recipient of The New Criterion’s seventh annual Edmund Burke Award, joins James Panero to discuss Winston Churchill’s debt to Burke. James Panero & Andrew Roberts https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-james-panero-discuss-churchill-burke-10830 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-james-panero-discuss-churchill-burke-10830 May 16, 2019 15:26 Andrew Roberts, a historian and the recipient of The New Criterion’s seventh annual Edmund Burke Award, joins James Panero to discuss Winston Churchill’s debt to Burke. James Panero & Andrew Roberts https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-james-panero-discuss-churchill-burke-10839 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-james-panero-discuss-churchill-burke-10839 May 16, 2019 15:26 Andrew Roberts, a historian and the recipient of The New Criterion’s seventh annual Edmund Burke Award, joins James Panero to discuss Winston Churchill’s debt to Burke (video and audio). James Panero & Andrew Roberts https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-james-panero-discuss-churchill-burke-10840 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-james-panero-discuss-churchill-burke-10840 May 16, 2019 15:26 Andrew Roberts, a historian and the recipient of The New Criterion’s seventh annual Edmund Burke Award, joins James Panero to discuss Winston Churchill’s debt to Burke (video and audio). James Panero & Andrew Roberts https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-receives-the-new-criterions-edmund-burke-award https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-receives-the-new-criterions-edmund-burke-award April 24, 2019 10:35 Andrew Roberts, celebrated British historian and best-selling author, is the recipient of The New Criterion’s Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society in 2019. Andrew Roberts https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-receives-the-new-criterions-edmund-burke-award-10754 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-receives-the-new-criterions-edmund-burke-award-10754 April 24, 2019 10:35 Andrew Roberts, celebrated British historian and best-selling author, is the recipient of The New Criterion’s Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society in 2019. https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-receives-the-new-criterions-edmund-burke-award-10755 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/andrew-roberts-receives-the-new-criterions-edmund-burke-award-10755 April 24, 2019 10:35 Andrew Roberts, celebrated British historian and best-selling author, is the recipient of The New Criterion’s Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society in 2019. https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-may-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10752 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-may-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10752 April 24, 2019 00:00 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-jeffrey-hart https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-jeffrey-hart April 22, 2019 13:50 James Panero on “Jeffrey Hart, 1930–2019” from our April issue.  James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-april-issue-of-the-new-criterion https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-april-issue-of-the-new-criterion March 27, 2019 11:15 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/david-yezzi-james-panero-discuss-the-2019-poetry-issue-a-reading-by-nicholas-friedman https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/david-yezzi-james-panero-discuss-the-2019-poetry-issue-a-reading-by-nicholas-friedman March 25, 2019 17:19 James Panero discusses the April issue with the New Criterion poetry editor David Yezzi, followed by 2018 New Criterion Poetry Prize–winner Nicholas Friedman reading a selection of poems from his collection Petty Theft. James Panero & David Yezzi https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/david-yezzi-james-panero-discuss-the-2019-poetry-issue-a-reading-by-nicholas-friedman-10645 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/david-yezzi-james-panero-discuss-the-2019-poetry-issue-a-reading-by-nicholas-friedman-10645 March 25, 2019 17:19 James Panero discusses the April issue with the New Criterion poetry editor David Yezzi, followed by 2018 New Criterion Poetry Prize–winner Nicholas Friedman reading a selection of poems from his collection “Petty Theft.” James Panero & David Yezzi https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-march-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10553 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-march-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10553 March 1, 2019 00:00 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-piereson-james-panero-discuss-the-trump-presidency https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-piereson-james-panero-discuss-the-trump-presidency February 28, 2019 13:36 Occasioned by “Trumping right along,”  Piereson’s review of Victor Davis Hanson’s new book, The Case for Trump, in our March 2019 issue. James Panero & James Piereson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/daniel-mccarthy-and-james-panero-discuss-conservatism-in-the-modern-age https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/daniel-mccarthy-and-james-panero-discuss-conservatism-in-the-modern-age February 7, 2019 16:39 Daniel McCarthy, the editor of Modern Age, joins James Panero to discuss the history of the American conservative movement. James Panero & Daniel McCarthy https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/daniel-mccarthy-and-james-panero-discuss-conservatism-in-the-modern-age-10474 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/daniel-mccarthy-and-james-panero-discuss-conservatism-in-the-modern-age-10474 February 7, 2019 16:39 Daniel McCarthy, the editor of Modern Age, joins James Panero to discuss the history of the American conservative movement. James Panero & Daniel McCarthy https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/finding-franklin https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/finding-franklin February 5, 2019 15:22 Franklin’s Reception at the Court of France, 1778, W. O. Geller, 1853, The Old Print Shop, New York. On the making of an American enigma, occasioned by a new biography of his early life.   Marc M. Arkin https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-february-issue-of-the-new-criterion https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-february-issue-of-the-new-criterion February 1, 2019 00:00 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/gerald-j-russello-on-the-unwritten-constitution https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/gerald-j-russello-on-the-unwritten-constitution January 10, 2019 18:08 Gerald J. Russello on “The unwritten constitution,” part of a series occasioned by Kirk’s centenary, from our January issue.   Gerald J. Russello https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/r-r-reno-on-the-politics-of-the-imagination https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/r-r-reno-on-the-politics-of-the-imagination January 9, 2019 16:16 R. R. Reno on “The politics of the imagination,” part of a series occasioned by Kirk’s centenary, from our January issue.  R. R. Reno https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/daniel-mccarthy-on-russell-kirk-worldly-conservative-10301 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/daniel-mccarthy-on-russell-kirk-worldly-conservative-10301 January 7, 2019 11:00 Daniel McCarthy on “Russell Kirk, worldly conservative,” part of a series occasioned by Kirk’s centenary, from our January issue.  Daniel McCarthy https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/daniel-mccarthy-on-russell-kirk-worldly-conservative https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/daniel-mccarthy-on-russell-kirk-worldly-conservative January 7, 2019 10:00 Daniel McCarthy on “Russell Kirk, worldly conservative,” part of a series occasioned by Kirk’s centenary, from our January issue.  Daniel McCarthy https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/daniel-j-mahoney-on-russell-kirk-the-politics-of-prudence https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/daniel-j-mahoney-on-russell-kirk-the-politics-of-prudence January 4, 2019 11:37 Daniel J. Mahoney on “Conservatism & the politics of prudence,” part of a series occasioned by Kirk’s centenary, from our January issue.  Daniel J. Mahoney https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/daniel-j-mahoney-on-russell-kirk-the-politics-of-prudence-10300 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/daniel-j-mahoney-on-russell-kirk-the-politics-of-prudence-10300 January 4, 2019 11:37 Daniel J. Mahoney on “Conservatism & the politics of prudence,” part of a series occasioned by Kirk’s centenary, from our January issue.  Daniel J. Mahoney https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-on-russell-kirks-centenary https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-on-russell-kirks-centenary January 3, 2019 17:20 Roger Kimball introduces “Permanent Things,” a symposium on the centenary of Russell Kirk, from our January issue. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-ghost-stories-of-russell-kirk https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-ghost-stories-of-russell-kirk January 1, 2019 12:05 James Panero on “The ghosts of Russell Kirk,” part of a series occasioned by Kirk’s centenary, from our January issue.  James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-ghost-stories-of-russell-kirk-10296 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-ghost-stories-of-russell-kirk-10296 January 1, 2019 12:05 James Panero on “The ghosts of Russell Kirk,” part of a series occasioned by Kirk’s centenary, from our January issue.  James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-january-issue-of-the-new-criterion https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-january-issue-of-the-new-criterion January 1, 2019 00:00 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-january-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10265 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-january-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10265 January 1, 2019 00:00 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-january-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10267 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-january-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10267 January 1, 2019 00:00 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-january-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10269 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-january-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10269 January 1, 2019 00:00 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-green-room-podcast https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-green-room-podcast December 19, 2018 12:16 James Panero, Andrew L. Shea, and Benjamin Riley join Dominic Green on “The Green Room,” his podcast for Spectator USA. James Panero , Dominic Green , Benjamin Riley & Andrew L. Shea https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-green-room-podcast-10258 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-green-room-podcast-10258 December 19, 2018 12:16 James Panero, Andrew L. Shea, and Benjamin Riley join Dominic Green on “The Green Room,” his podcast for Spectator USA. James Panero , Dominic Green , Benjamin Riley & Andrew L. Shea https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-green-room-podcast-10259 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-green-room-podcast-10259 December 19, 2018 12:16 James Panero, Andrew L. Shea, and Benjamin Riley join Dominic Green on “The Green Room,” his podcast for Spectator USA. James Panero , Dominic Green , Benjamin Riley & Andrew L. Shea https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-green-room-podcast-10262 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-green-room-podcast-10262 December 19, 2018 12:16 James Panero, Andrew L. Shea, and Benjamin Riley join Dominic Green on “The Green Room,” his podcast for Spectator USA. James Panero , Dominic Green , Benjamin Riley & Andrew L. Shea https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-green-room-podcast-10263 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-green-room-podcast-10263 December 19, 2018 12:16 James Panero, Andrew L. Shea, and Benjamin Riley join Dominic Green on “The Green Room,” his podcast for Spectator USA. James Panero , Dominic Green , Benjamin Riley & Andrew L. Shea https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-college-architecture https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-college-architecture December 18, 2018 14:59 James Panero on “The old college try” from our December issue. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/william-logan-james-panero-discuss-poetry-criticism https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/william-logan-james-panero-discuss-poetry-criticism December 17, 2018 16:13 William Logan and James Panero discuss “Identity cards,” Logan’s most recent poetry chronicle for The New Criterion. William Logan & James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/william-logan-james-panero-discuss-poetry-criticism-10237 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/william-logan-james-panero-discuss-poetry-criticism-10237 December 17, 2018 16:13 William Logan & James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-december-issue-of-the-new-criterion https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-december-issue-of-the-new-criterion December 1, 2018 00:00 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-december-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10121 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-december-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10121 December 1, 2018 00:00 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. A Message from the EditorsYour support is vital to our future.Our past successes are owed to our greatest ambassadors: our readers. Our future rests on your support, as The New Criterion Editor Roger Kimball explains. Will you help us continue to bring our incisive review of the arts and culture to the next generation of readers?Yes, I will help to uphold serious criticism Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-december-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10122 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-december-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10122 December 1, 2018 00:00 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. A Message from the Editors Your support is vital to our future. Our past successes are owed to our greatest ambassadors: our readers. Our future rests on your support, as The New Criterion Editor Roger Kimball explains. Will you help us continue to bring our incisive review of the arts and culture to the next generation of readers? Yes, I will help to uphold serious criticism Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-december-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10123 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-december-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10123 December 1, 2018 00:00 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. A Message from the Editors Your support is vital to our future. Our past successes are owed to our greatest ambassadors: our readers. Our future rests on your support, as The New Criterion Editor Roger Kimball explains. Will you help us continue to bring our incisive review of the arts and culture to the next generation of readers? Yes, I will help to uphold serious criticism Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-december-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10124 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-december-issue-of-the-new-criterion-10124 December 1, 2018 00:00 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/john-simon-james-panero-discuss-critics-criticism https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/john-simon-james-panero-discuss-critics-criticism November 29, 2018 17:00 Occasioned by Simon’s essay “Critics & criticism” in our November 2018 issue. James Panero & John Simon https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/parlo-come-pittore https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/parlo-come-pittore November 9, 2018 12:07 From the evening lecture series at the New York Studio School, a panel discussion on the life & work of Andrew Forge, occasioned by the publication of Observation: Notation, edited by David Cast (Criterion Books). James Panero moderates the discussion among Cast, William Bailey, Betty Cuningham, and Kyle Staver. Recorded October 3, 2018. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/parlo-come-pittore-10052 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/parlo-come-pittore-10052 November 9, 2018 12:07 From the evening lecture series at the New York Studio School, a panel discussion on the life & work of Andrew Forge, occasioned by the publication of Observation: Notation, edited by David Cast (Criterion Books). James Panero moderates the discussion among Cast, William Bailey, Betty Cuningham, and Kyle Staver. Recorded October 3, 2018. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/parlo-come-pittore-10053 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/parlo-come-pittore-10053 November 9, 2018 12:07 From the evening lecture series at the New York Studio School, a panel discussion on the life & work of Andrew Forge, occasioned by the publication of Observation: Notation, edited by David Cast (Criterion Books). James Panero moderates the discussion among Cast, William Bailey, Betty Cuningham, and Kyle Staver. Recorded October 3, 2018. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/parlo-come-pittore-10054 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/parlo-come-pittore-10054 November 9, 2018 12:07 From the evening lecture series at the New York Studio School, a panel discussion on the life & work of Andrew Forge, occasioned by the publication of Observation: Notation, edited by David Cast (Criterion Books). James Panero moderates the discussion among Cast, William Bailey, Betty Cuningham, and Kyle Staver. Recorded October 3, 2018. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/parlo-come-pittore-10055 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/parlo-come-pittore-10055 November 9, 2018 12:07 From the evening lecture series at the New York Studio School, a panel discussion on the life & work of Andrew Forge, occasioned by the publication of Observation: Notation, edited by David Cast (Criterion Books). James Panero moderates the discussion among Cast, William Bailey, Betty Cuningham, and Kyle Staver. Recorded October 3, 2018. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-november-issue-of-the-new-criterion https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-november-issue-of-the-new-criterion November 1, 2018 00:00 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/spectator-usa-life-n-arts-podcast-history-and-isms-with-david-pryce-jones https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/spectator-usa-life-n-arts-podcast-history-and-isms-with-david-pryce-jones October 22, 2018 11:50 This week, Dominic Green of Spectator USA interviews David Pryce-Jones on a number of subjects, from the British Empire to World War II, to remembered and forgotten literary figures of the British scene—many of which were also recounted in David’s memoir Fault Lines, published in 2015 by Criterion Books.  Listen to the podcast here. David Pryce-Jones & Dominic Green https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-october-issue-of-the-new-criterion https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-october-issue-of-the-new-criterion October 1, 2018 11:03 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-october-issue-of-the-new-criterion-9894 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-october-issue-of-the-new-criterion-9894 October 1, 2018 11:03 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-legacy-of-j-marion-sims https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-legacy-of-j-marion-sims September 24, 2018 16:50 James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-legacy-of-j-marion-sims-9869 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-legacy-of-j-marion-sims-9869 September 24, 2018 16:50 James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-legacy-of-j-marion-sims-9870 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-on-the-legacy-of-j-marion-sims-9870 September 24, 2018 16:50 James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-james-panero-discuss-the-work-of-alberto-giacometti https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/eric-gibson-james-panero-discuss-the-work-of-alberto-giacometti September 7, 2018 16:33 James Panero & Eric Gibson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-september-issue-of-the-new-criterion https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-september-issue-of-the-new-criterion September 4, 2018 11:53 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-september-issue-of-the-new-criterion-9813 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-september-issue-of-the-new-criterion-9813 September 4, 2018 11:53 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-september-issue-of-the-new-criterion-9814 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-september-issue-of-the-new-criterion-9814 September 4, 2018 11:53 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/ https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/ August 9, 2018 13:15 Laura Jacobs & James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-talks-to-laura-jacobs-about-ballet-her-new-book-celestial-bodies https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/james-panero-talks-to-laura-jacobs-about-ballet-her-new-book-celestial-bodies August 9, 2018 13:15 <iframe width="100%" height="300" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/483329484&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true"></iframe>  Laura Jacobs & James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/laura-jacobs-james-panero-discuss-ballet-jacobss-new-book-celestial-bodies https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/laura-jacobs-james-panero-discuss-ballet-jacobss-new-book-celestial-bodies August 9, 2018 13:15 Laura Jacobs & James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/laura-jacobs-james-panero-discuss-ballet-jacobss-new-book-celestial-bodies-9694 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/laura-jacobs-james-panero-discuss-ballet-jacobss-new-book-celestial-bodies-9694 August 9, 2018 13:15 Laura Jacobs & James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/a-modern-guide-to-crusading-audio-article https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/a-modern-guide-to-crusading-audio-article August 6, 2018 12:23 A review of How to Plan a Crusade: Reason and Religious War in the High Middle Ages by Christopher Tyerman. Thomas F. Madden https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/a-modern-guide-to-crusading-audio-article-9679 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/a-modern-guide-to-crusading-audio-article-9679 August 6, 2018 12:23 A review of How to Plan a Crusade: Reason and Religious War in the High Middle Ages by Christopher Tyerman. Thomas F. Madden https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/is-civilization-overrated https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/is-civilization-overrated July 30, 2018 16:30 On a bit of Rousseauvian nonsense taken up by the modern academy. The Editors https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/at-grandpa-twains-knee-audio-article https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/at-grandpa-twains-knee-audio-article July 26, 2018 11:56 On the Sage of Hannibal's Autobiography. Stefan Beck https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/becoming-a-literary-cuss-audio-article https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/becoming-a-literary-cuss-audio-article July 19, 2018 11:43 A review of Mark Twain’s Letters, Volume 1: 1853-1866 (Mark Twain Papers) James Tuttleton https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/radical-un-chic-audio-article https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/radical-un-chic-audio-article June 11, 2018 13:15 On Tom Wolfe & the derrière garde. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/radical-un-chic-audio-article-9410 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/radical-un-chic-audio-article-9410 June 11, 2018 13:15 Picasso painting at MoMA. Photo: Nathan Laurell On Tom Wolfe & the derrière garde. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-june-issue-of-the-new-criterion https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-june-issue-of-the-new-criterion May 31, 2018 21:51 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/victor-davis-hanson-and-james-panero-discuss-burke-today https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/victor-davis-hanson-and-james-panero-discuss-burke-today May 30, 2018 16:26 James Panero & Victor Davis Hanson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/highlights-from-the-sixth-annual-edmund-burke-award-gala https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/highlights-from-the-sixth-annual-edmund-burke-award-gala May 30, 2018 16:20 Victor Davis Hanson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-may-issue-of-the-new-criterion https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-may-issue-of-the-new-criterion May 1, 2018 12:25 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/victor-davis-hanson-accepts-the-edmund-burke-award-complete-remarks https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/victor-davis-hanson-accepts-the-edmund-burke-award-complete-remarks April 30, 2018 12:49 Victor Davis Hanson receives The New Criterions Edmund Burke Award from The New Criterion on Vimeo. Victor Davis Hanson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/feminist-first-dates-audio-article https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/feminist-first-dates-audio-article April 26, 2018 12:02 On “intersectionality” and sexual politics. https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-killing-of-history-why-relativism-is-wrong-audio-article https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-killing-of-history-why-relativism-is-wrong-audio-article April 17, 2018 12:56 On The Killing of History by Keith Windschuttle. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/david-yezzi-james-panero-discuss-the-2018-poetry-issue-a-reading-by-poetry-prize-winner-moira-egan https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/david-yezzi-james-panero-discuss-the-2018-poetry-issue-a-reading-by-poetry-prize-winner-moira-egan April 13, 2018 18:13 David Yezzi & James Panero discuss the 2018 poetry issue; a reading by Poetry Prize winner Moira Egan: James Panero , David Yezzi & Moira Egan https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/joy-ride-in-a-paint-box https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/joy-ride-in-a-paint-box April 11, 2018 10:59 How a “pastime” rescued Winston Churchill and changed history. Lee Pollock https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-april-issue-i-new-criterioni https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-april-issue-i-new-criterioni April 3, 2018 14:13 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-march-issue-of-the-new-criterion https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-introduces-the-march-issue-of-the-new-criterion March 8, 2018 18:17 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights in this month’s issue and reads from its opening pages. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/dominic-green-james-panero-discuss-puttin-on-the-style https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/dominic-green-james-panero-discuss-puttin-on-the-style March 7, 2018 17:44 Dominic Green & James Panero discuss Green’s recent essay on writing, and on English style, which appeared in the February 2018 issue of The New Criterion. Dominic Green & James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/populism-x-the-imperative-of-freedom-audio-article https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/populism-x-the-imperative-of-freedom-audio-article February 20, 2018 13:50 On the struggle to keep government in the hands of a free people. Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/how-should-conservatives-respond-to-the-populist-challenge https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/how-should-conservatives-respond-to-the-populist-challenge February 14, 2018 12:45 On populism’s challenge to the conservative movement. George H. Nash https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/leszek-kolakowski-the-anatomy-of-totalitarianism-audio-article https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/leszek-kolakowski-the-anatomy-of-totalitarianism-audio-article February 14, 2018 12:41 On the life and work of the philosopher Leszek Kolakowski, who is “well-known without being known well.” Roger Kimball https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/classical-music-spring-preview-with-eric-c-simpson-and-jay-nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/classical-music-spring-preview-with-eric-c-simpson-and-jay-nordlinger January 30, 2018 15:25 Associate Editor Eric C. Simpson and music critic Jay Nordlinger discuss their highlights for the second half of the 2017–18 music season in New York. Lead-in/lead-out music: J. S. Bach, Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin, performed by Eric C. Simpson. Jay Nordlinger & Eric C. Simpson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/marco-grassi-and-james-panero-discuss-e-v-thaw-19272018 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/marco-grassi-and-james-panero-discuss-e-v-thaw-19272018 January 29, 2018 15:55 Marco Grassi and James Panero discuss the life and work of Eugene V. Thaw, 1927–2018. An obituary by Grassi will appear in The New Criterion’s February 2018 issue. James Panero & Marco Grassi https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/michael-j-lewis-and-james-panero-discuss-vincent-joseph-scully-19202017 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/michael-j-lewis-and-james-panero-discuss-vincent-joseph-scully-19202017 January 12, 2018 17:33 Michael J. Lewis and James Panero discuss the life and work of Vincent Joseph Scully, 1920–2017. An obituary by Lewis appeared in The New Criterion’s January 2018 issue. James Panero & Michael J. Lewis https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/king-cotton-9199 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/king-cotton-9199 December 21, 2017 13:06 The story of cotton reveals that America’s problematic history with race is just as much a northern problem as a southern one. Gene Dattel https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/king-cotton-9200 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/king-cotton-9200 December 21, 2017 13:06 The story of cotton reveals that America’s problematic history with race is just as much a northern problem as a southern one. Gene Dattel https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/king-cotton-9201 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/king-cotton-9201 December 21, 2017 13:06 The story of cotton reveals that America’s problematic history with race is just as much a northern problem as a southern one. Gene Dattel https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/king-cotton-9203 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/king-cotton-9203 December 21, 2017 13:06 The story of cotton reveals that America’s problematic history with race is just as much a northern problem as a southern one. Gene Dattel https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-disease-of-theorycrime-punishment-at-150-audio-article https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-disease-of-theorycrime-punishment-at-150-audio-article October 23, 2017 15:03 On theory’s deleterious effects in Crime and Punishment. Gary Saul Morson https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/exposing-shallowness-audio-article https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/exposing-shallowness-audio-article October 17, 2017 14:48 On Bodies of Inscription, tattoo culture, and personal identity. Theodore Dalrymple https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-function-of-criticism https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-function-of-criticism October 10, 2017 14:42 On T. S. Eliot’s essay on the evaluation of literature. Denis Donoghue https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/populism-and-its-critics https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/populism-and-its-critics October 6, 2017 02:00 “Populism and its critics” brought together preeminent conservative thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss the rise of President Donald Trump, Brexit, and the overarching populist movements that enabled both. Roger Kimball , Daniel Johnson , James Piereson , Andrew C. McCarthy , Jeremy Black & Douglas Carswell https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/populism-and-its-critics-9003 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/populism-and-its-critics-9003 October 6, 2017 02:00 The New Criterion and The Social Affairs Unit hosted “Populism and its critics” on September 29, 2017. The symposium brought together preeminent conservative thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss the rise of President Donald Trump, Brexit, and the overarching populist movements that enabled both. Please enjoy the symposium as a podcast or video below, or listen on our iTunes podcast channel here. Roger Kimball , Daniel Johnson , James Piereson , Andrew C. McCarthy , Jeremy Black , Douglas Carswell & George H. Nash https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-architect-of-the-reich-audio-article https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-architect-of-the-reich-audio-article October 3, 2017 14:36 On the architectural horror of Albert Speer. Michael J. Lewis https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/doubling-in-dublin https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/doubling-in-dublin October 3, 2017 14:29 On The Real People of Joyce’s Ulysses by Vivien Igoe. Dominic Green https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/king-cotton-9202 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/king-cotton-9202 October 3, 2017 14:06 The story of cotton reveals that America’s problematic history with race is just as much a northern problem as a southern one. Gene Dattel https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/david-pryce-jones-james-panero-discuss-milosz-among-the-ruins https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/david-pryce-jones-james-panero-discuss-milosz-among-the-ruins September 13, 2017 14:00 David Pryce-Jones and James Panero discuss “Miłosz Among the Ruins,” David’s essay from the September 2017 issue of The New Criterion. James Panero & David Pryce-Jones https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/david-pryce-jones-james-panero-discuss-milosz-among-the-ruins-9005 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/david-pryce-jones-james-panero-discuss-milosz-among-the-ruins-9005 September 13, 2017 14:00 David Pryce-Jones and James Panero discuss “Miłosz Among the Ruins,” David’s essay from the September 2017 issue of The New Criterion. James Panero & David Pryce-Jones https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-at-the-heritage-foundation-8734 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/roger-kimball-at-the-heritage-foundation-8734 June 30, 2017 12:59 Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, traces the rise of populism in the United States and abroad in this lecture at The Heritage Foundation. https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/Philippe-de-Montebello-receives-The-New-Criterion-s-Edmund-Burke-Award--105 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/Philippe-de-Montebello-receives-The-New-Criterion-s-Edmund-Burke-Award--105 May 5, 2017 00:00 Philippe de Montebello, who served as museum director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for more than thirty years, is the recipient of The New Criterion’s Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society in 2017. Philippe de Montebello https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/James-Panero---David-Yezzi-discuss-the-2017-poetry-issue--a-reading-by-Poetry-Prize-winner-John-Foy-104 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/James-Panero---David-Yezzi-discuss-the-2017-poetry-issue--a-reading-by-Poetry-Prize-winner-John-Foy-104 April 24, 2017 00:00 Poetry editor David Yezzi and executive editor James Panero discuss The New Criterion’s special poetry issue; Poetry Prize winner John Foy reads from his collection of poems Night Vision. James Panero & David Yezzi https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/Classical-Music-Spring-Preview-with-Eric-C--Simpson---Jay-Nordlinger-103 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/Classical-Music-Spring-Preview-with-Eric-C--Simpson---Jay-Nordlinger-103 January 17, 2017 00:00 New Criterion Associate Editor Eric C. Simpson and music critic Jay Nordlinger preview New York’s spring 2017 season. Intro/extro: Fuga from J. S. Bach’s Sonata in C major for solo violin, performed by Eric C. Simpson. Eric C. Simpson & Jay Nordlinger https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-future-of-permanence-in-an-age-of-ephemera-a-symposium-on-museums-12041 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-future-of-permanence-in-an-age-of-ephemera-a-symposium-on-museums-12041 December 1, 2016 00:00 The New Criterion  hosted “The Future of Permanence in an Age of Ephemera,” a symposium on museums at the Consulate General of France on October 21, 2016. Please enjoy videos from the event below and consider joining us as a Friend of The New Criterion for all invitations to all of our talks and symposia at newcriterion.com/friends.   https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-future-of-permanence-in-an-age-of-ephemera-a-symposium-on-museums-12044 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-future-of-permanence-in-an-age-of-ephemera-a-symposium-on-museums-12044 December 1, 2016 00:00 The New Criterion  hosted “The Future of Permanence in an Age of Ephemera,” a symposium on museums at the Consulate General of France on October 21, 2016. Please enjoy videos from the event below and consider joining us as a Friend of The New Criterion for all invitations to all of our talks and symposia at newcriterion.com/friends. Roger Kimball introduces “The Future of Permanence”: James Panero—“The museum of the present”: Eric Gibson—“Notes on the postmodern museum”:                                                              Karen Wilkin—“Less can be more”: Bruce Cole—“The museum as town hall”:                                                                       Michael J. Lewis—“I swear by Apollo”: Philippe de Montebello–“Tempus fugit, ars brevis”:                                       Discussion with Roger Kimball, Philippe de Montebello, George Knight & Michael J. Lewis: Marco Grassi–“The birth of an idea”:                                                                    George Knight—“Conserving Kahn”: https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-future-of-permanence-in-an-age-of-ephemera-a-symposium-on-museums-12045 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-future-of-permanence-in-an-age-of-ephemera-a-symposium-on-museums-12045 December 1, 2016 00:00 The New Criterion  hosted “The Future of Permanence in an Age of Ephemera,” a symposium on museums at the Consulate General of France on October 21, 2016. Please enjoy videos from the event below and consider joining us as a Friend of The New Criterion for all invitations to all of our talks and symposia at newcriterion.com/friends. Roger Kimball introduces “The Future of Permanence”: James Panero—“The museum of the present”: Eric Gibson—“Notes on the postmodern museum”:   Karen Wilkin—“Less can be more”: Bruce Cole—“The museum as town hall”:   Michael J. Lewis—“I swear by Apollo” Philippe de Montebello–“Tempus fugit, ars brevis”:   Discussion with Roger Kimball, Philippe de Montebello, George Knight & Michael J. Lewis: Marco Grassi–“The birth of an idea”:   George Knight—“Conserving Kahn”: https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-future-of-permanence-in-an-age-of-ephemera-a-symposium-on-museums https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-future-of-permanence-in-an-age-of-ephemera-a-symposium-on-museums December 1, 2016 00:00 The New Criterion  hosted “The Future of Permanence in an Age of Ephemera,” a symposium on museums at the Consulate General of France on October 21, 2016. Please enjoy videos from the event below and consider joining us as a Friend of The New Criterion for all invitations to all of our talks and symposia at newcriterion.com/friends. https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-future-of-permanence-in-an-age-of-ephemera-a-symposium-on-museums-10717 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-future-of-permanence-in-an-age-of-ephemera-a-symposium-on-museums-10717 December 1, 2016 00:00 The New Criterion  hosted “The Future of Permanence in an Age of Ephemera,” a symposium on museums at the Consulate General of France on October 21, 2016. Please enjoy videos from the event below and consider joining us as a Friend of The New Criterion for all invitations to all of our talks and symposia at newcriterion.com/friends. https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/-The-Future-of-Permanence-in-an-Age-of-Ephemera--A-symposium-on-museums-102 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/-The-Future-of-Permanence-in-an-Age-of-Ephemera--A-symposium-on-museums-102 December 1, 2016 00:00 The New Criterion  hosted “The Future of Permanence in an Age of Ephemera,” a symposium on museums at the Consulate General of France on October 21, 2016. Please enjoy videos from the event below and consider joining us as a Friend of The New Criterion for all invitations to all of our talks and symposia at newcriterion.com/friends. Roger Kimball introduces “The Future of Permanence”: James Panero—“The museum of the present”: Eric Gibson—“Notes on the postmodern museum”:   Karen Wilkin—“Less can be more”: Bruce Cole—“The museum as town hall”:   Michael J. Lewis—“I swear by Apollo” Philippe de Montebello–“Tempus fugit, ars brevis”:   Discussion with Roger Kimball, Philippe de Montebello, George Knight & Michael J. Lewis: Marco Grassi–“The birth of an idea”:   George Knight—“Conserving Kahn”: https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-future-of-permanence-roger-kimball-philippe-de-montebello-george-knight-and-michael-j-lewis https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-future-of-permanence-roger-kimball-philippe-de-montebello-george-knight-and-michael-j-lewis November 30, 2016 16:10 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/James-Panero--Eric-Simpson--Benjamin-Riley--and-Mene-Ukueberuwa-discuss-the-Hilton-Kramer-Fellowship-100 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/James-Panero--Eric-Simpson--Benjamin-Riley--and-Mene-Ukueberuwa-discuss-the-Hilton-Kramer-Fellowship-100 September 1, 2016 00:00 The current and past Hilton Kramer fellows discuss The New Criterion’s Hilton Kramer Fellowship with Executive Editor James Panero. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/Roger-Kimball--James-Panero--and-the-Editors-discuss-highlights-from-the-September-2016-issue-99 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/Roger-Kimball--James-Panero--and-the-Editors-discuss-highlights-from-the-September-2016-issue-99 August 29, 2016 00:00 The Editors discuss their favorite selections from the September 2016 issue. Roger Kimball & James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/James-Panero-and-Benjamin-Riley-on-the-new--newcriterion-com--98 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/James-Panero-and-Benjamin-Riley-on-the-new--newcriterion-com--98 August 24, 2016 00:00 James Panero and Benjamin Riley discuss the redesign of newcriterion.com. James Panero & Benjamin Riley https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/ayaan-hirsi-ali-receives-the-new-criterions-fourth-edmund-burke-award https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/ayaan-hirsi-ali-receives-the-new-criterions-fourth-edmund-burke-award June 1, 2016 16:07 Ayaan Hirsi Ali https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/ayaan-hirsi-ali-on-islam-and-the-defense-of-western-civilization https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/ayaan-hirsi-ali-on-islam-and-the-defense-of-western-civilization June 1, 2016 16:02 The Editors & Ayaan Hirsi Ali https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/James-Panero--John-Yau--and-Joe-Zucker-on--Joe-Zucker--Armada--at-the-National-Arts-Club-97 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/James-Panero--John-Yau--and-Joe-Zucker-on--Joe-Zucker--Armada--at-the-National-Arts-Club-97 May 20, 2016 00:00 The curator, the artist, and the critic John Yau discuss “Joe Zucker: Armada” at the National Arts Club. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/Roger-Kimball--James-Panero--and-Dominic-Green-on-the-Yale-Center-For-British-Art-96 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/Roger-Kimball--James-Panero--and-Dominic-Green-on-the-Yale-Center-For-British-Art-96 May 12, 2016 00:00 Roger Kimball, James Panero, and Dominic Green on the renovated Yale Center for British Art; aired originally on WNPR.  Roger Kimball & James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-science-isnt-settled-a-response-to-the-climate-change-crybullies-12036 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-science-isnt-settled-a-response-to-the-climate-change-crybullies-12036 April 26, 2016 11:45 In the face of a monolithically climate alarmist academia, media and government, several courageous individuals are working to unsettle the purportedly “settled science” of climate change, arguing that carbon dioxide atmospheric enrichment provides manifold benefits for mankind, that flawed economic models are being used to justify anti-capitalist and destructive public policies, that mild warming of the planet ought to be celebrated and fighting back courageously against those who wish to chill free speech by using the law to litigate science. This is their story. Featured speakers include Mark Steyn, international bestselling author and commentator, Dr. William Happer, Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics at Princeton, Dr. Craig Idso, Founder Former President and Current Chairman of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, Dr. Patrick Moore, Co-Founder of Greenpeace and author of “Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout—The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist,” Dr. Ross McKitrick, Professor of Economics and Research Chair in Energy, Ecology and Prosperity at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, Dr. Richard Lindzen Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Sciences at MIT, Bruce Everett, a Specialist on Global Energy and Petroleum Issues and Adjunct Associate Professor of International Business, Fletcher School at Tufts University and Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion. Mark Steyn https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-science-isnt-settled-a-response-to-the-climate-change-crybullies https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/the-science-isnt-settled-a-response-to-the-climate-change-crybullies April 26, 2016 00:00 From a conference hosted by The New Criterion and the CO2 Coalition.  Roger Kimball & Mark Steyn https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/Mark-Steyn-s-Stand-Against-Climate-Alarmism--In-Depth-with-the-Climate-Crybully-Conniption-Inducer--95 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/Mark-Steyn-s-Stand-Against-Climate-Alarmism--In-Depth-with-the-Climate-Crybully-Conniption-Inducer--95 April 26, 2016 00:00 From a conference hosted by The New Criterion and the CO2 Coalition on March 29, 2016.  Mark Steyn https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/mit-professor-richard-lindzen-on-the-corruption-of-climate-science https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/mit-professor-richard-lindzen-on-the-corruption-of-climate-science April 25, 2016 15:48 The Editors https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/dr-ross-mckitrick-discusses-problems-with-climate-change-models https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/dr-ross-mckitrick-discusses-problems-with-climate-change-models April 25, 2016 15:42 The Editors https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/Anthony-Daniels---James-Panero-on--i-Good-and-Evil-in-the-Garden-of-Art-i--93 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/Anthony-Daniels---James-Panero-on--i-Good-and-Evil-in-the-Garden-of-Art-i--93 March 9, 2016 00:00 James Panero discusses Good and Evil in the Garden of Art, Anthony Daniels’s new book of essays, out March 10 from Criterion Books, with the author. Anthony Daniels & James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/steven-semes-james-panero-on-the-architecture-of-place-10701 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/steven-semes-james-panero-on-the-architecture-of-place-10701 October 21, 2015 14:41 James Panero & Steven W. Semes https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/steven-semes-james-panero-on-the-architecture-of-place https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/steven-semes-james-panero-on-the-architecture-of-place September 30, 2015 13:10 James Panero talks to Steven W. Semes, Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the Notre Dame School of Architecture and the author of The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism and Historic Preservation. Semes’s essay on an “architecture of place” will appear in the December 2015 issue of The New Criterion. James Panero & Steven W. Semes https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/peter-pettus-james-panero-discuss-from-selma-to-montgomery https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/peter-pettus-james-panero-discuss-from-selma-to-montgomery December 31, 2014 12:16 James Panero talks to Peter Pettus about his new book, The March in Memory: From Selma to Montgomery, published by Criterion Books. James Panero & Peter Pettus https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/The-Walter-Duranty-Prize-for-Journalistic-Mendacity-92 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/The-Walter-Duranty-Prize-for-Journalistic-Mendacity-92 May 20, 2014 00:00 On May 5, 2014, The New Criterion and PJ Media presented the second Walter Duranty Prize for Journalistic Mendacity. The award is given to highlight egregious examples of dishonest reporting. Also awarded this year was the Rather, a new award for lifetime achievement in mendacious journalism. The Duranty Prize is named after Walter Duranty, the New York Times Moscow corresponded in the 1920s and 1930s who whitewashed Joseph Stalin’s forced starvation of the Ukrainians (the Holodomor) and many other aspects of Soviet oppression. Duranty was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for his efforts. It has never been revoked. Audio copyright Ed Driscoll, www.eddriscoll.com. Roger Kimball & Ron Radosh https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/henry-kissinger-receives-the-edmund-burke-award-12073 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/henry-kissinger-receives-the-edmund-burke-award-12073 July 26, 2012 10:26 The Editors https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/henry-kissinger-receives-the-edmund-burke-award https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/henry-kissinger-receives-the-edmund-burke-award July 26, 2012 10:26 The Editors https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/risky-arts-business https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/risky-arts-business September 3, 2009 00:00 James Panero discusses “The Culture Crash” on The Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC). Recorded 8/31/09. James Panero https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/Risky-Arts-Business-27 https://newcriterion.com//blogs/media/Risky-Arts-Business-27 September 3, 2009 00:00 James Panero discusses “The Culture Crash” on The Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC). Recorded 8/31/09. James Panero