Podcast: Appalachia

This is number nine in my series of “New World Symphonies” on ConcertZender Radio – Netherlands. Tonight’s show will feature music of Aaron Copland, performed by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.

I grew up in Appalachia, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. No joke about their name – from the top window of our house, you could see them, and they were smoky looking especially in the fall. We’ll hear music from the soundtrack to Thelma and Louise (Tennessee Plates), and compositions by Meredith Monk and Florence Price.


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

George Antheil
Over the Plains
Christoph Von Dohnányi: Cleveland Orchestra
Chandos ‎– CHAN 10941

Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring
8. Very Slowly
9. Allegro
10. Moderato
11. Fast
12. Sub Allegro
13. As First (Slowly)
14. Shaker Melody
New York Philharmonic Orchestra, cond by Leonard Bernstein
CBS MYK 37257

Meredith Monk
Return to Earth
Meredith Monk
Catalyst, BMG Classics RCDJ-61878-2

John Hiatt & Michael Porter
Tennessee Plates
Charlie Sexton
MCA Music MCAD-10239

Florence Beatrice Price (1887-1953)
The Oak
Apo Hsu conducting The Women’s Philharmonic
KOCH 3-7518-2

George Gershwin
Summertime (Vocal)
Nina Simone
Collectables COL-CD-6206 US

Leonard Bernstein
Chichester Psalms for Chorus and Orchestra (Remastered)
I. Psalm 108 (Verse 2) & Psalm 100 (Complete)
Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic & Camerata Singers

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