Snooze Button #734 15 April 2010

Today’s show moves backward chronologically. Er…I mean the music moves backward - you won’t get an hour younger by listening to the show. Two songs for men’s chorus by Schubert; a symphony by Sammartini; Bach’s Sonata #2 - originally for solo violin but here played on viola; 2 anonymous dances from the Renaissance period. In the context of the Bach selection, I theorize about why the viola “can’t get no respect” and share a few of the hundreds of viola jokes that exist somewhere out there.