Connections

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Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern

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Saturday, October 22, 2016 Permalink

The New York Connection

Manhattan, with the Chrysler Building in the foreground

 

For more than a century, American composers have paid tribute to New York City—its tall buildings, crowds, traffic, noise, energy--and the diversity of the people who live and work there.

In this hour, a celebration of the Big Apple in works by Gershwin, Carpenter, Copland, Bernstein and more.

FEATURED RECORDINGS
Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
On the Town [for "New York, New York"] NY Philharmonic Sony SK 60538 074646503829
Sousa Marches  [for "Manhattan Beach"]  Band of H.M. Royal Marines EMI Classics 585 5352 0724358553529
Silks & Rags [for "Harlem Rag"] Great American Main St. Band EMI 54131 077775413120
J. Strauss Jr. Edition., v. 51  [for "Manhattan Waltzes"] Slovak Radio Symphony Orch. Marco Polo 8.223279 730099327923
Skyscrapers [for John Alden Carpenter's "Skyscrapers"] London Symphony Orchestra EMI CDC-7 492632 077774926324
Gershwin Rhapsodies [for Second Rhapsody] Los Angeles Philharmonic Sony MK 39699  0074643969925
Essential Leonard Bernstein  [for Fancy Free ballet music] Israel Philharmonic DG 289 471 518-2 028947151821
Copland Collection: Orchestral Works, 1948-1971 [for "Music for a Great City"] London Symphony Orchestra   Sony 47236  074644723625
Foss: Complete Solo Piano [Bernstein birthday piece] Dunn      Naxos 8.559179  636943917923
New York Pictures [for Torke's Grand Central Station] Rutgers Wind Ensemble     Mark Masters 9159MCD             710396915924 
West Side Story Suite Bell, Philharmonica Orchestra Sony 89358 696998935822

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