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Part 3 - the 20th Century

From: ARTSEDGE
Series: American Classics with Miles Hoffman
Length: 13:51

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Classical music in American in the 20th Century

Images_small Looks at how, through the 20th Century, America took its place as force in the world of classical music; not so much through its experimental work but through the music of Hollywood movies. It also looks at where Classical music is alive today at amusement parks and videogames. Miles Hoffman, Morning Edition music commentator and dean of the Petrie School of Music at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina takes us on a tour of classical music in early America.

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Looks at how, through the 20th Century, America took its place as force in the world of classical music; not so much through its experimental work but through the music of Hollywood movies. It also looks at where Classical music is alive today at amusement parks and videogames. Miles Hoffman, Morning Edition music commentator and dean of the Petrie School of Music at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina takes us on a tour of classical music in early America.

Transcript

The 20th Century was when the United States took its place as a world leader. The US came out of World War One and World War Two the winner ? without anyone ever touching our homeland. And by the 1940s, America was a Superpower, with a military and an economy unmatched in the world. At the beginning of the century though, we were nothing at all like that.

MUSIC ? Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World": I. Adagio - Allegro molto Berliner Philharmoniker & Ferenc Fricsay Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 "From The New World"

Europe was still the top-of-the-heap, especially when it came to music and art. And, right before the century started, one of Europe?s cultural Big Guns came over here to show American?s how things ought to be done.

MUSIC ? Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World": I. Adagio - Allegro molto Berliner Philharmoniker & Ferenc Fricsay...
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Timing and Cues

IN: (music) "This is American Classics..."
OQ: "...for the Performing Arts." (music sting)

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World": I. Adagio - Allegro molto Berliner Philharmoniker & Ferenc Fricsay Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 "From The New World". Alex 1993 :00
Eve and Adam The McIntosh County Shouters Slave Shout Songs from the Coast of Georgia. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 1984 :00
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat -"Symphony of a Thousand": II. "Imple Superna Gratia" Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chor der Wiener Staatsoper, Heather Harper, Helen Watts, John Shirley-Quirk, Lucia Popp, Martti Talvela, Ren? Kollo, Sir Georg Solti, Wiener Singverein & Yvonne Minton Mahler: The Complete Symphonies. Deutsche Grammophon :00
Octet for Wind Instruments - rev. version 1952 - 1. Sinfonia (Lento - Allegro moderato) Boston Symphony Chamber Players Johann Strauss: Walzer. Deutsche Grammophon :00
Cavernism Earl Hines Black Legends of Jazz (Box Set). Verve 1994 :00
Symphony No. 1, "Afro-American": I. Moderato Assai Detroit Symphony Orchestra & Neeme J?rvi American Series, Vol. 3: Still: Symphony No. 1 - Ellington: The River Suite. Chandos 1993 :00
Rodeo: IV. Hoe-Down Antal Dorati & Detroit Symphony Orchestra Copland: Appalachian Spring, Lincoln Portrait, Fanfare, Rodeo, Etc.. Philips :00
Appalachian Spring Suite: II. Allegro Antal Dorati & Detroit Symphony Orchestra The Ultimate Copland Album. Decca :00
Reflections on the Nature of Water (1986): VI. Relentless The Group for Contemporary Music Jacob Druckman: String Quartets No. 2 & 3 - Reflections on the Nature of Water - Dark Wind. Koch Int'l Classics :00
Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (1946-48): No. 11. Third Interlude Herbert Henck John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes - Henk: Festeburger Fantasien. ECM Records :00
Captain Blood Suite Orchestrated by Hugo Friedhofer, Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra Korngold: Suites from Film Scores. Deutsche Grammophon :00
The Sea Hawk. Suite Orchestrated by Hugo Friedhofer, Ray Heindorf, Milan Roder - Score reconstructed and assembled by Patrick Russ Deutsche Grammophon; 2002 :00
La Gioconda / Act 3 - Dance of the Hours Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra My Ballerina Album. Deutsche Grammophon :00
Main Title Theme (From Alien) Hollywood Symphony Orchestra Hollywood Symphony Orchestra Selected Hits (Vol. 1, Original). Charly Records 2006 :00
Daffling Tower Not known from the video game "Everquest". :00
Space Mountain Michael Giacchino From the Disney Theme Park Ride "Space Mountain". Disney :00