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Classical Music in America
Nationally-recognized NPR Morning Edition music commentator Miles Hoffman (and NSO alumn) takes us on a tour through classical music in the United States from the 1720s to today. In this 3-part series, follow the development and impact of classical music in the United States from its humble beginnings in the new colonies through its role in concert halls and Hollywood in the 20th century, to discover how this European tradition helped shape, and in turn was shaped by, American culture, composers and musicians. ARTSEDGE, the Kennedy Center’s arts education network, supports the creative...
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4.0 stars from 19 ratings
A terrific effort
More music education and exposure is key to having arts appreciation and development in this country and around the world. We need more shows like this
1Artlover via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/09
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Continuing our musical journey into the through the 20th Century, this segment explores how America took its place as force in the world of classical music; not so much through its experimental work but through the music of Hollywood movies. Miles Hoffman, Morning Edition music commentator and...
Published 02/03/09
This segment looks at some little-known stories about American Classical music like the role of Cuba in Classical Music and the American who made "Carmen" a hit. NPR's Miles Hoffman continues to lead us through the development of a uniquely American take on traditional European music. ARTSEDGE,...
Published 02/03/09
While Europe was alive with new, sophisticated works by Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel, America was a backwater. If you looked for classical music in the early days of America, you'd be hard-pressed to find it, even in the big cities and the centers of wealth, commerce, and social sophistication. But...
Published 02/03/09
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