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// on August 2013
There are places in the American landscape that are part of our collective consciousness, thanks to music. In this program, we listen to songs that have helped shape the way we see our country....
The reclusive poet explored all of life’s emotions, and there are hundreds of compelling settings of her poems, by composers from Ernst Bacon to André Previn to Ned Rorem....
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 about American song, from the liner notes of the live recording "I Hear America Singing" (Salzburg Festival 2001)...
Ein Essay über das Amerikanische Lied von Thomas Hampson aus dem CD booklet der 2001 Salzburger Festspiele...