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America Redux

Jan Morris records her thoughts on the United States of America. The 90-year-old author looks back over a lifetime of writing about, visiting and living in the USA.

Jan Morris records her thoughts on the United States of America. Illustrated with her very personal choice of American music, the ninety-year-old author looks back over a lifetime of writing about, visiting and living in the USA and shares with us what she believes was good and great about the Republic. It's an affectionate, tender and sometimes, she admits, sentimental tribute to a country and people she admires. Tinged with nostalgia, this also sounds like Jan Morris's 'letter to America'. She hopes, indeed believes, that the qualities and values that made America great, in her view, should and will endure, despite its current period of upheaval and uncertainty.

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28 minutes

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Tue 8 Aug 2017 21:30

Music Played

  • USA traditional

    Shenandoah (The Wide Missouri)

    Conductor: Erich Kunzel. Orchestra: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
    • TELARC.
    • CD-80141.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony no. 4 in A major Op.90 (Italian)

    Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 427 810-2.
  • John Kander

    New York New York

    Composer: Fred Ebb. Singer: Liza Minnelli. Singer: Luciano Pavarotti.
    • Decca.
    • 4529-002.
  • Gordon Warren

    Chattanooga Choo Choo

    Orchestra: Glenn Miller Orchestra. Conductor: Glenn Miller.
    • BLUEBIRD.
    • 7432113137-2.
  • Harold Arlen

    One For My Baby (and One More For The Road)

    Composer: Johnny Mercer. Singer: Frank Sinatra. Performer: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra. Conductor: Nelson Riddle.
    • Icon - Capitol.
    • 9018976.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Come Home from Allegro

    Composer: Oscar Hammerstein II. Singer: Dillon McCartney. Performer: William Hicks.
  • Thelonious Monk

    'Round midnight

    Performer: Thelonious Monk.
    • RIVERSIDE.
    • RCD-5706-2.
  • Jerome Kern

    The Folks Who Live on the Hill

    Composer: Oscar Hammerstein II. Singer: Peggy Lee.
    • EMI.
    • 7243 5-27818 2 9.
  • Irving Berlin

    Give me your tired, your poor from Miss Liberty

    Conductor: Richard P Condie. Choir: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.
    • SONY.
    • 783027567229.

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