3/19/08: The American Frontier in Music
Salt Lake City, UT – If you could pick one piece of music that portrayed the American West - what would it be? The writer and cultural historian Joseph Horowitz says composers like Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson and Roy Harris defined the iconic West in music - and that it was lean and uncluttered: "as spare as the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and Mojave Desert." Horowitz joins Doug Wednesday for a portrait of the American Frontier in music.
- The Pacific Symphony in Santa Ana, CA performed Portraits of the American Frontier in February. Visit their website to read more on this topic.
- Visit NPR's All Songs Considered page Composing the American Frontier
- Visit Joseph Horowitz on-line
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