Just when you thought you had endured the last of Midweek Madness, it's back. And, for no evident reason, it has decided to foist something truly mad on you -- "Dot's Nice, Donna Fight," sung by two great artists, Rosemary Clooney and Marlene Dietrich in the early 1950s.
I heard it and I still don't believe it. But the harpsichord is such a classy touch, no?
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Tim Smith is the fine arts critic for The Baltimore Sun, covering classical music, theater and visual arts. Before starting at The Sun in 2000, Smith was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where he also contributed to NPR. He's written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and he's a longtime contributor to Opera News. His book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.