Uptown/Downtown: American Music 1880-1930 By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Uptown/Downtown: American Music 1880-1930, performed on Oct 22, 1997 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The American Symphony Orchestra, founded by Leopold Stokowski as a way of supporting American instrumentalists and composers, is pleased to begin its thirty-fifth season by presenting a program…

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Symphony No. 3 in F major (1894) By Steven Ledbetter Written for the concert Uptown/Downtown: American Music 1880-1930, performed on Oct 22, 1997 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. At his death, George W. Chadwick was hailed by Olin Downes in the New York Times as “the dean of American composers”; for fifty years…

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Selections from Operettas By Steven Ledbetter Written for the concert Uptown/Downtown: American Music 1880-1930, performed on Oct 22, 1997 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Victor Herbert was born to Irish parents in Dublin. His grandfather was also a celebrated Irish artist, the multi-talented Samuel Lover, who was active as a poet, painter, novelist,…

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Showboat: A Scenario By Steven Ledbetter Written for the concert Uptown/Downtown: American Music 1880-1930, performed on Oct 22, 1997 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Probably the majority of operettas and musical comedies before 1927 were based on original plots, though some (like Die Fledermaus) were adaptations of theatrical comedies. But no one had…

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Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 23 By Steven Ledbetter Written for the concert Uptown/Downtown: American Music 1880-1930, performed on Oct 22, 1997 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. There were American composers of concert music before the twentieth century, and gradually they have been making their way back in to the…

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