America: Brilliant & Bold (8CD)

ABC Classics & Jazz
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Discover two centuries of brilliant and bold American classical music – music with the majesty to define a nation, the brilliance to change the way we see the world, and the energy to embrace the variety and vastness of the land from which it springs.

This collection showcases the most popular masterworks and hidden treasures from broad, rich and exciting musical heritage. 

Released to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great composer, conductor and educator Leonard Bernstein, this box set accompanies ABC Classic FM’s focus on American music over the 2018 Easter weekend.

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Tracklisting includes:

Over 9 hours of music, including complete performances of:

COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man Appalachian Spring

BARBER Adagio for Strings • Violin Concerto • Dover Beach • Knoxville, Summer of 1915

IVES Three Places in New England The Unanswered Question

VARÈSE Amériques

GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue • An American in Paris

JOPLIN The Entertainer • Maple Leaf Rag

REICH Clapping Music • Different Trains

ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Plus highlights from:


BERNSTEIN Candide • West Side Story

GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess

GLASS Etudes for Solo Piano

NANCARROW Studies for Player Piano

WILLIAMS Star Wars • E.T. • Raiders of the Lost Ark • Superman

And classics by
CageSousaCoriglianoCrumbAndersonLauridsenWhitacre • and more