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The American Masters series examines composers who forged our Nationalist identity in the 20th century, and who continue to energize and influence classical music today. While we have had other series dedicated to Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, and Duke Ellington, American Masters is our opportunity to spend time with a more diverse collection of composers. This fifth installment of the series focuses on composers born in the years before the First World War, musical trailblazers, such as Henry Brant, Lukas Foss, Robert Russell Bennett, Peter Mennin, George Perle, Ned Rorem, and Jerome Moross.

 
Program 1

Howe: Sand, Stars
Vienna Symphony Orchestra/Strickland, c.    
CRI 785
6:25
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Bennett, Robert Russell: Violin Concerto 
I. Allegro Moderato, II. Andante Moderato, III. Vivace    

Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Hermann, c., Kaufman, v.
Cambria 1078
16:24
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Bennett, Robert Russell: Hexapoda   
Robert Russell Bennett, p., 
Kaufman, v.
Cambria 1078
6:54

Moross: Symphony No. 1
I. Theme and Variation, III. Invention, IV. Fugue

London Symphony Orchestra/Falletta, C.
Albany 1403
13:11
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Moross: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Mississippi, Finale (excerpt)

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra/Bateman, c.
Silva 161
3:15, 3:24

Program 2

Ward: A Lorn One, Grievin’
Ships, v., Larsen, pf.
Albany 323
4:16
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Ward: The Crucible - I.Beginning, II.Gently, Sirs, Gently, III.Jesus,
My Consolation

NYC Opera/Buckley, c.
Albany 25-6
19:36
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Ward: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra - I.Moderato-Allegro, II.Blues,
III.Allegro Spiritosa

Winston Salem Symphony Orchestra/Perret, c., Johnson, v.
Albany 126
20:44
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Ward: Echoes of America - II.Vivace
Gilmore, clt., Bellman, v., Ruggero, pf.
Albany 323
5:07
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Program 3

Elliott Carter and Charles Rosen in Conversation
Bridge 9090
1:08, 1:52
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Carter: Pastoral for Clarinet & Piano
Chicago Pro Musica
Cedille 48
9:27
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Carter: Three Poems of Robert Frost - I.Dust of Snow, II.The Rose Family, III.The Line-Gang
Shelton, sp., Constable, p.
Koch International Classics 7425
1:20, 1:15, 2:14
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Carter: Symphony of Three Orchestras
New York Philharmonic/Boulez, c.
Sony 301333
15:48
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Carter: Elegy
Arditti String Quartet
Naive 82139
3:44
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Bergsma: Violin Concerto - II.
Polish Radio and TV Orchestra/Statkiewicz, v., Szostak, c.
Vox Box CDX 5158
9:15

Foss: Early Song
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Ozawa, c., Perlman, v.
EMI 5 55360 2
4:12
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Program 4

Brant: Angels & Devils - III.
New York Flute Club/Brant, c., Wilkins, f.
New World Records 80636
7:32
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Brant: All Souls Carnival - I.Overture
Boston Musica Viva/Pittman, Brant
Phoenix USA 174
2:36
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Brant: Mass in Gregorian Chant for Multiple Flutes - V.Tractus
New York Flute Club/Aitken
New World Records 80636
2:48
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Brant: Hommage aux Frères Marx - Three Faithful Portraits: I.Chico, II.Groucho, III.Harpo
Boston Musica Viva/Pittman
Phoenix USA 174
9:25
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Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord, Mass., 1840-60” (arr. H Brant)
- III.The Alcotts

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Davies, c.
Innova 414
6:08
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Brant: On the Nature of Things, After Lucretius
Louisville Orchestra/Mester
louisvilleorchestra.org
12:17

Brant: Jazz Clarinet Concerto
Netherlands Wind Ensemble/Herbers, c., Meertens, cl.
Innova 415
3:43
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Brant: Jazz Toccata on a Bach Theme
Hommerson, p., Brant, p.
Innova 415
2:38
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Program 5

Rorem: Look Down, Fair Moon (W. Whitman)
Gramm, bar., Rorem, p.
CRI 657
1:30
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Rorem: Bright Music - I.Fandango, II.Pierrot, III.Dance-Song-Dance, IV.Another Dream, V.Chopin
Schub, p., Sherry, cel., A. Kavafian, v., I. Kavafian, v., Martin, f.
New World Records 80416
21:03
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Rorem: Symphony #3 (1958) - I. Passacaglia (excerpt), II.Allegro Molto Vivace, III.Largo, IV.Andante, V.Allegro Molto
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Serebrier, c.
Naxos 8559149
(3:46) 17:43
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Rorem: Air Music - X.All Players
Louisville Orchestra/Leonard, c.
louisvilleorchestra.org
5:09

Rorem: The Serpent (T. Roethke)
Graham, mez., Martineau, p.
Erato 80222
2:08
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