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Fascinatin' Rhythm: Doubling Down, 3/21/20

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Irving Berlin

3/21      Program 2012

The “double song” was Irving Berlin’s term for a contrapuntal duet—two separate melodies with different lyrics that somehow fit together to become one thing. Berlin wrote more of them than anybody else, including the most famous of them, but he wasn’t the only one to write them. Here are some of the others.