The Airborne Symphony (1943-46) By Eric a. Gordon, author, Mark the Music; The Life and Work of Marc Blitzstein Written for the concert Between War and Peace, performed on April 30, 1995 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The Airborne Symphony by Marc Blitzstein (1905-1964) is both the most substantial male-chorus work in the…

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Between War and Peace: The End of the Second World War By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Between War and Peace, performed on April 30, 1995 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. This final concert of our 1994-95 season honors the momentous events of fifty years ago. In the spring of 1945, the…

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Symphony No.3, “Liturgique” (1945-46) By Richard E. Rodda, Case Western Reserve University Written for the concert Between War and Peace, performed on April 30, 1995 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Arthur Honegger was born in Le Havre, France of Swiss parents, and maintained a strong allegiance to (and the citizenship of) Switzerland throughout…

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Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings (1944-45) By Michael Steinberg, Cornell University Written for the concert Between War and Peace, performed on April 30, 1995 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. How should we listen to the Metamorphosen, and what do we hear in them? Is this last work of an aged and great composer…

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