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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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
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 Cage • Sousa • Corigliano • Crumb • Anderson • Lauridsen • Whitacre • and more