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Saturday, April 19, 2014 Permalink

The Jazz Connection


The world’s love affair with American jazz lasted for decades, but the infatuation of classical composers would have a shorter life. However, it did produce works by Gershwin, Ravel, Milhaud, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Copland, and Bernstein, among others.  In this hour, we’ll explore why jazz was a fascinating journey for these composers—but for most, a dead-end street.