Landscapes: New World Symphonies


Symphonies about America: by Dvorak, Delius, and Coleridge-Taylor. This is the first episode on the American Landscape. Let’s rediscover deep forests, endless plains, the deserts and canyons, unspoiled views and virgin scenery.

Ansel Adams celebrated our land in photography. Countless painters, from the Hudson school to Georgia O’Keefe, attempted to capture the wilderness, the enormous sky, the changing light of the landscape.
now-on-itunes-buttonThe first New World Symphonies were ironically not composed by Americans, but by Europeans: music of Delius, Dvorak, Messiaen (though he was much later), and Coleridge-Taylor.


Theme Music:
Jan Jeroen (J.J.) Spijkervet & Immersive Sound
“American Highways” Jingle
Sounds About Right
composed for Concertzender

Philip Glass
The Canyon
Robert Shaw, cond: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Sony Classical ‎– 01-046352-10

Frederick Delius
Florida Suite: II. “By the River”
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra & Vernon Handley

Antonín Dvořák
Symphony #9 in E Minor, Op. 95, “From The New World
5. Adagio, Allegro Molto
6. Largo
7. Scherzo – Molto Vivace
8. Allegro Con Fuoco
Christoph Von Dohnányi: Cleveland Orchestra
Musical Heritage Soc 525067T Disc 2

Vaughn Horton, Denver Darling, and Milt Gabler
Choo Choo Ch’Boogie
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Welton KBOX3182C

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Scenes from The Song of Hiawatha, Op. 30, No. 1, “Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast
Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Choral Society & Sir Malcolm Sargent
Reissue of His Master’s Voice ‎– ASD 467

Olivier Messiaen
Des canyons aux étoiles: X. La grive des bois (The Wood Thrush)
Andrew Barclay, Erika Öhman, Tzimon Barto, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Christoph Eschenbach
LPO 0083

Paul Bowles
Cross Country for Two Pianos
Bennett Lerner, pianist
Etcetera 1986 CD KTC 1019

David King
Super America
The Bad Plus
E1 Records: EOM-CD-2112




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