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February 13, 2020

Music for a While #19: from Rosa to Mirella

featuring Jay Nordlinger

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”