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Podcast: Lincoln Portraits

For generations Americans from all walks of life have been inspired by Abraham Lincoln. This includes generations of American composers who have written a long list of works dedicated to or inspired by the history and words of the 16th … Read More →


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Podcast: Pictures at an Exhibition

Nashville Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin has just released a new recording of Pictures at an Exhibition with each movement transcribed for orchestra by a different arranger. Some of the arrangers, like Vladimir Askhenazy and Leopold Stokowski are well known, … Read More →


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Podcast: Leonard Bernstein’s Ballet Music Dybbuk and Fancy Free

The ballet Dybbuk was Bernstein’s fourth and final collaboration with choreographer Jerome Robbins, written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the state of Israel. The plot concerns a spirit that seeks to enter the body of a living person, and … Read More →