Music with Minnesotans: Robert Jorczak

by Alison Young, Minnesota Public Radio
January 23, 2013
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — What do they say? Behind every man is a good woman?

Well, Dr. Robert Jorczak's wife was that gal, and when she wrote me she "nominated" Bob for Music with Minnesotans because they listen to classical all day long, attend concerts and bring music into dinner conversation too.

In fact, she told me she had always wanted to meet someone who she could really talk to, who never got boring, who made life interesting and shares her love of music.

But then the truth was revealed in about email number three: that while Bob is the greatest guy ever and smart and fun and interesting and Constance loves him dearly, he does do this one thing...

You see, Bob knows a lot about music. A lot! And he likes to share — well I think the word she uses is "lecture" — about music. He even likes to stump friends on some of the facts.

And who could you imagine fell right into this charmer's trap?

This host!

You'll love the variety of Bob's playlist, as well as hearing me get his challenge completely wrong.

Bob Jorczak's playlist:

Gustav Holst, Suite No. 2: Song of the Blacksmith - Cleveland Symphonic Winds/Fennell

Philip Glass, String Quartet No. 2 "Company" - Kronos Quartet

Ludwig van Beethovon, Bagatelles - Don Dorsey, Moog synthesizer

Erik Satie, Gnossienne No. 1 - Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Maurice Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin: Menuet; Rigaudon - SPCO/Wolff

Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Concerto Grosso: Intrada - LSO/Thomson


Next week, musical theatre enthusiast Bartley Stratton joins me. She owns a social media company called Yodel by day, but is The Playbill Collector by night. Her playlist will make us want to sing and dance ourselves!

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