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”

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