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Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato explores American music, including Gershwin, Bernstein, Korngold, Barber, Billings, Gottschalk, Joplin, Ives, Ellington, Reich, Adams and Roy Harris.

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato continues her 3-part series of American music by choosing some of the great American masterpieces and works by some of its best-loved composers.
The programme includes George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Erich Korngold's Violin Concerto and Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings in its original version for string quartet, alongside pieces by William Billings, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Scott Joplin, Charles Ives, Duke Ellington, Steve Reich, John Adams and Roy Harris's 3rd Symphony.

2 hours

Music Played

  • John Adams

    Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • NAXOS : 8.559031.
    • NAXOS.
    • 1.
  • Samuel Barber

    String Quartet in B minor (2nd movement)

    Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet.
    • DG : 435 864-2.
    • DG.
    • 7.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • SONY MASTERWORKS.
  • William Billings

    Chester

    Performer: His Majestie's Clerkes. Conductor: Paul Hillier. Choir: His Majestie's Clerkes.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : 395 7128.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 1.
  • Aaron Copland

    Fanfare for the common man

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Aaron Copland.
    • SONY : 8378805.
    • Sony.
    • 1.
  • Aaron Copland

    Hoedown

    Conductor: Aaron Copland. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • SONY : 8378805.
    • SONY.
    • 23.
  • Duke Ellington

    It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got that Swing)

    Performer: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra.
    • COLUMBIA : CK66372.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 6.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Violin Concerto (1st movement)

    Performer: James Ehnes. Orchestra: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bramwell Tovey.
    • ONYX : 4016.
    • ONYX.
    • 1.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody In Blue

    Performer: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • SONY : 78768.
    • SONY.
    • 2.
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    La Bananier

    Performer: Philip Martin.
    • HYPERION : CDA 66459.
    • HYPERION.
    • 13.
  • Scott Joplin

    The Entertainer

    Performer: Scott Joplin.
    • Original Rags: Scott Joplin.
    • Jazz Archives.
    • 1.
  • Edward MacDowell

    To a Wild Rose

    Performer: James Barbagallo.
    • MARCO POLO : 8.223631.
    • MARCO POLO.
    • 1.
  • Steve Reich

    Clapping Music

    Performer: Steve Reich. Performer: Russell Hartenberger.
    • Nonesuch : 79451.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 11.
  • Roy Harris

    Symphony No. 3

    Orchestra: Colorado Symphony. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • NAXOS : 8.559227.
    • NAXOS.
    • 11.

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