Nominally, this is “Q&A,” but it’s really a music program: a program of music in celebration of America and its independence day. Jay plays an assorted concert: You have some Gottschalk, some Dvorak, some Joplin, some Copland, some Ravel. And you have a couple of star-spangled singers at the end. A musical tribute to America.

The complete track list for this show is here.

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There are 7 comments.

  1. Member

    Dvořák was a pleasant surprise here! A very nice episode, especially since I got to hear one of my countrymen. Happy (forthcoming) Independence Day!

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    • July 1, 2016, at 10:52 PM PDT
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  2. Contributor

    Happy 4th! Happy Independence Day!

    Really lovely program, Mr. Nordlinger. Thanks.

    • #2
    • July 2, 2016, at 11:28 AM PDT
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  3. Member

    Dear Jay: thanks so much for this program. I love Hoe Down by Copland – it brings to mind Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russel.

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    • July 2, 2016, at 4:32 PM PDT
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  4. Member

    Jay, forgive the familiarity, but I have listened to you and Mona for so long that you feel like old friends. I am totally impressed with your knowledge of music. The segments played were mostly new to me with the exception of Copland. They were a remarkable selection, like opening a window where before there was a blank wall. Your multifaceted genius never fails to impress. I was introduced to Leontine Price when quite young. John Bubbles, who was a friend of my father’s, gave me a vinyl recording of Porgy and Bess in which he was featured as part of a dream cast with William Warfield and Leontine Price. I have never found any recording of Porgy and Bess that was more powerful than that one. Price was truly a treasure. Thank for a very entertaining podcast.

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    • July 2, 2016, at 6:47 PM PDT
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  5. Member

    Thank you, Jay. I was especially glad to hear the Ravel and the Taylor, which I’d not known at all. So much more wonderful American music comes to mind from hearing these. We are blessed.

    • #5
    • July 3, 2016, at 7:50 AM PDT
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  6. Inactive

    I have been very critical of you, Jay, regarding your reaction to the presumptive nomination of Trump.

    In light of this, I wish to offer my appreciation for this episode which I and my family listened to returning from a weekend at Harpers Ferry. My daughter, who is a budding 14 year old opera singer, greatly enjoyed it, and we were much appreciative.

    • #6
    • July 3, 2016, at 10:06 PM PDT
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  7. Contributor

    Love all your music “productions,” Jay. I had goose bumps all the way through Leontyne Price’s rendition and afterward, too. Thank you.

    • #7
    • July 5, 2016, at 7:52 AM PDT
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