Griffes and 'The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan'

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A young Charles Tomlinson Griffes.

A young Charles Tomlinson Griffes. Gannett-Tripp Library, Elmira College hide caption

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The hypnotic tone poem "The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan" came to American composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes in a dream. And it maintains that dreamy, evocative quality. JoAnn Falletta conducts the Buffalo Philharmonic on their home turf, Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo.



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