Amy Beach, with her 1896 "Gaelic" Symphony, was among America's early symphonic composers.
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July 15, 2013 Joseph Horowitz, author of Classical Music in America, guides a tour through the American symphony in its formative years — from early knockoffs of European pieces to the resolutely homegrown sound of Charles Ives.
Conductor JoAnn Falletta.
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July 3, 2013 Conductor JoAnn Falletta, one of the strongest champions of American symphonic music, asks: Does a great American symphony even have to be a symphony?
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The Ohio-based composer Jack Gallagher writes music that is intellectually stimulating, and immediately appealing.
November 15, 2010 Hear the brilliantly orchestrated works of Jack Gallagher, an American composer whose music should be better known.
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February 9, 2009 Classical icons such as Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saëns got pushed aside at this year's Grammy Awards to make way for names such as Stucky, Schoenberg, Carter and Paulus. Hear some of the winning recordings.
December 21, 2007 Minnesota's Twin Cities area is a hotbed of excellent classical music. It's also home to American Public Media, where classical music thrives. APM's Brian Newhouse thinks these 10 new classical recordings rise to the top of the year's offerings.
January 5, 2003 NPR's Tom Huizenga reports on Buffalo Philharmonic music director Joann Falletta's rediscovery of American composer Frederick Shepherd Converse. Converse, born on this day in 1871, was best known for his orchestral tone poems written around the turn of the century. Falletta has brought his music back to life on a recent CD called Converse: The Mystic Trumpeter (Naxos 8.559116).
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