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A monthly review of the arts and intellectual life. Interviews, poetry readings, musical criticism, and more.

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    Music for a While #62: Beyond the sabre

    Music for a While #62: Beyond the sabre

    Jay presents a program of music by Aram Khachaturian. You get the “Sabre Dance,” sure, from the ballet “Gayane.” But plenty more, too. Very interesting fellow, Khachaturian.

    All tracks by Aram Khachaturian

    Waltz from “Masquerade” (orchestra)
    Suite from “Gayane”
    Adagio from “Spartacus”
    Waltz from “Masquerade” (piano)
    Piano Concerto
    Violin Concerto

    • 41 min
    Music for a While #61: “Just about the best thing ever”

    Music for a While #61: “Just about the best thing ever”

    Sometimes Jay indulges in hyperbole—but the hyperbole is not far off. In this episode, he calls Dawn Upshaw’s 1989 recording of “No word from Tom” (Stravinsky) “just about the best thing ever.” You may well agree. He begins the episode with another “just about the best thing ever”: Leontyne Price in “Summertime” (Gershwin), live in Munich, 1968. Also on the menu are Mozart, Bridge, Medtner, and Szymanowski. A winning line-up.

    Gershwin, “Summertime” from “Porgy and Bess”

    Mozart, String Quartet No. 2 in D major, K. 155

    Medtner, Fairy Tale No. 3

    Bridge, “Allegro appassionato”

    Szymanowski, Violin Concerto No. 2

    Stravinsky, “No word from Tom” from “The Rake’s Progress”

    • 28 min
    Roger Kimball introduces the June issue

    Roger Kimball introduces the June issue

    Roger Kimball, the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion, discusses highlights of the June 2022 issue and reads from its opening pages.

    • 16 min
    Music for a While #60: A wide and wonderful world

    Music for a While #60: A wide and wonderful world

    Jay begins and ends with Simon Preston, the English organist, who recently passed away. He also pays tribute to Alexander Toradze, the Georgian-born American pianist who also passed away in recent days. There is a little piece by Chopin, with which Jay is in love. And more. You remember Mitch Miller, from “Sing Along with Mitch”? Well, he began his career as an oboist. And Jay has him in a concerto by Vaughan Williams. It is a wide, wonderful world, this world of music.

    Bach, Fugue from Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C major, BWV 564

    Vaughan Williams, Oboe Concerto, second movement

    Chopin, Étude No. 2 in A flat from “Trois nouvelles études”

    Rossini, Inflammatus, Stabat Mater

    Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F, first movement

    Boulanger, Georges, “American Vision”

    Widow, Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5

    • 37 min
    James Panero on “The obtuse bard”

    James Panero on “The obtuse bard”

    James Panero reads “The obtuse bard,” his article on Winslow Homer in the June 2022 issue of The New Criterion.

    https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/6/the-obtuse-bard

    • 14 min
    Douglas Murray on “The War on the West”

    Douglas Murray on “The War on the West”

    Douglas Murray discusses his latest book, “The War on the West,” during an event for the Friends of The New Criterion with an introduction by James Panero, Executive Editor.

    • 34 min

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