Hosted by Michael Campion
For over a hundred years, America had no real musical style of its own. It was in the last half of the nineteenth century that a group of composers such as George W. Chadwick, Edward MacDowell, Amy Beach and others began to develop a voice that would lead to an American musical identity. And it took composers of the next generation, like Aaron Copland to truly make it our own.
American Landscapes is a weekly potpourri of the best in American music. You’ll be treated to works by composers such as Copland, Samuel Barber, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Edward MacDowell, George Chadwick and many others. There will be much-loved music that never gets old, music to get reacquainted with and music that you’ll be hearing for the first time, with plenty to add to your list of favorites. And every piece you hear will be born in the USA!