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// on March 2013
Throughout our history, America has gone to war with bravado and with anguish. Songs have helped shape those emotions, and express them...
Whitman, the “Bard of Democracy,” was the founder of a new American language. With music built deep into his poetry, it’s no surprise that Whitman has been a beacon for American composers...
An essay by Thomas Hampson and Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold from the CD booklet of the EMI recording “To the Soul”...
In the course of performing one of his favorite Whitman settings, "To What You Said" by Leonard Bernstein, Thomas Hampson delved into the enigmas surrounding the poem and its setting...