American Originals 11/17/2002 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Concert Notes American Originals – Leon Botstein Skyscrapers – Judith Tick Coptic Light – Kyle Gann Symphony No. 4 (1912-25) – Peter Burkholder

Read More

Skyscrapers By Judith Tick Written for the concert American Originals, performed on Nov 17, 2002 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In the 1920s, that glittering decade of melting-pot ambitions, American classical composers acknowledged the irresistible appeal of popular culture as a way to be “American” in the concert hall. Among those pioneering this…

Read More

Coptic Light By Kyle Gann Written for the concert American Originals, performed on Nov 17, 2002 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Morton Feldman is a paradigmatic case of a composer who freed himself from the musical dilemmas of his day by learning from another art form. The post-World War II dilemma in America…

Read More

Symphony No. 4 (1912-25) By Peter Burkholder Written for the concert American Originals, performed on Nov 17, 2002 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Charles Ives (1874-1954) is the very model of an American original. Born in Danbury, Connecticut, he grew up with American music in his ears: marches played by his father’s band,…

Read More