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 American Classics

American Classics is a new series from EMI which will feature, over several releases, recordings of as many different American composers as is possible. These will be single CD releases and, where possible, 2-CD sets, of music of different genres, including symphonies, concertos and purely orchestral works with some instrumental, chamber, song and opera.

Before the 20th century, there was very little in the way of American concert music. There was a handful of composers who were notable exceptions but these almost always followed the European compositional traditions. Not until the arrival of Charles Ives (1874-1954) could America boast an original, native-born, composer of it's own.

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Deborah Voigt, Brian Zeger, Glenn Dictenow, Alan Staphansky & Israela Margalit

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Leon McCawley (piano)

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Orchestra of St. Luke's, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi, Leonard Slatkin, Simon Rattle & Dennis Russell Davies

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Katia & Marielle Labeque (piano)

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Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Joseph Levine

Three rarely heard scores for American Ballet Theatre - George Antheil's blowsy Capital of the World, William Schuman's dramatic Undertow, Morton Gould's allusively effective Fall River Legend... More…

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Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra & Capitol Symphony Orchestra, Ferde Grofé & Felix Slatkin

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Marni Nixon, John McCabe & Henry Herford

Ensemble Modern, Ingo Metzmacher

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George Dvorsky, Thomas Hampson, Jeanne Lehman, Rebecca Luker, Lydia Milá & Hugh Panaro

London Sinfonietta Chorus & London Sinfonietta, John McGlinn

This is a bumper bag of the master Jerome Kern's greatest songs from the 1910s to the '40s and in their original orchestrations. A younger Thomas Hampson is a winner with 'The Song is You'. More…

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