That’s the title of a Bernstein song: “I Hate Music” (“but I like to sing”). In this episode, Jay has Barbara Bonney sing it. There’s also music by Mozart and other familiar composers. And music off the beaten path: Catoire? And a brand-new work by the American Scott Wheeler. And more. The episode ends as the previous one did: with a piece by Leroy Anderson. After Phil Smith and some of his friends played this piece at Lincoln Center, Smith said, “Well, that was a gasser.” For sure.

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel, “La complaisante”

Bernstein, “I Hate Music”

Catoire, “Étude fantastique”

Mozart, “Deh vieni non tardar,” from “The Marriage of Figaro”

Wheeler, Scott, Adagietto from “Birds of America”: Violin Concerto No. 2

Trad., arr. Carl Davis, “Shenandoah”

Anderson, “Bugler’s Holiday”

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  1. colleenb Member
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    I love Bugler’s Holiday. I am sure that means I have bourgeoisie tastes. Also fondly remember a Chinese orchestra playing Shenandoah at Wolf Trap early in the cultural exchange with that country.

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  2. Manny Member
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    “Deh vieni non tardar” was beautiful.  

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  3. colleenb Member
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    Manny (View Comment):

    “Deh vieni non tardar” was beautiful.

    Marriage of Figaro is one of my favorite operas. Probably shows my middle class taste too.

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  4. Manny Member
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    colleenb (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    “Deh vieni non tardar” was beautiful.

    Marriage of Figaro is one of my favorite operas. Probably shows my middle class taste too.

    It’s one of mine too.  And I do love most Verdi operas.

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