Inventing America 09/25/2005 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Concert Notes America: An Epic Rhapsody (1926) – Peter Laki Inventing America – Leon Botstein Symphony No.1 (1927) – Peter Laki Symphony No. 2 (1931) – Peter Laki

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Written for the concert Inventing America, performed on Sep 25, 2005 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In 1916, the 35-year-old Ernest Bloch arrived in the United States full of hope and confidence that he would be able to achieve the recognition that had eluded him in his native Switzerland. He later recalled that…

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Written for the concert Inventing America , performed on Sep 25, 2005 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Among connoisseurs of twentieth-century American music, the name Roger Sessions inevitably calls forth the adjective “difficult,” an epithet the composer himself acknowledged in a 1950 article in the New York Times, titled “How a ‘Difficult’ Composer…

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Written for the concert Inventing America, performed on Sep 25, 2005 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In terms of external biographical facts, Roger Sessions and Randall Thompson have a great deal in common. Both were born in New York of old New England stock within just a few years of each other, and…

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