The American Connection


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A celebration of American ideas and ideals by Copland and other composers that gave expression to a sense of national character and purpose during World War II.

It is no coincidence that three of Aaron Copland's most powerful works -- Appalachian Spring, Fanfare for the Common Man, and A Lincoln Portrait -- date from the years of America's engagement in World War II.

In this hour, a celebration of American ideas and ideals by Copland -- and several of his fellow composers -- that gave expression to a sense of national character and purpose during wartime.