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Joyce DiDonato - American Road Trip

American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato goes on an imaginary musical road trip around the USA, with music from Copland, Piston, Herrmann and Bernstein among others.

American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato goes on an imaginary musical road trip around the USA, with music connected to Appalachia, New York City, Florida, Hawaii, New Orleans, Alaska, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, Hollywood, Mount Rushmore, New England, Kentucky, San Francisco and Oklahoma.
Composers featured in the programme incluce Leondard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Frederick Delius, Darius Milhaud, Jean Philip Sousa, Hans Eisler, Ferde Grofe, Bernard Herrmann, Edward MacDowell, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Walter Piston, William Schuman, Virgil Thomson, Hubert Headley, Charles Ives and Richard Rodgers.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    "America" (Reprise)

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : E4479582.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 17.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    New York Skyline Melody

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Carl St.Clair.
    • CPO : 999 785.
    • CPO.
    • 5.
  • Aaron Copland

    Appalachian Spring Suite (Variations on a Shaker Hymn; Coda)

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • DECCA : 475 7615.
    • Decca.
    • 16-17.
  • Frederick Delius

    Appalachia (excerpt)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera. Choir: Chorus of the Welsh National Opera. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • DECCA : 478 3078.
    • DECCA.
    • 10.
  • Frederick Delius

    By the River [Florida Suite]

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN 6628.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Virgil Thomson

    The Bayou and the Marsh Buggy [Louisiana Story]

    Orchestra: The New London Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • HYPERION : CDA 66576.
    • HYPERION.
    • 7.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Mardi gras! Chic a la paille [Carnaval a la Nouvelle-Orleans]

    Performer: Stephen Coombs. Performer: Artur Pizarro.
    • HYPERION : CDA 67014.
    • HYPERION.
    • 10.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Kentuckiana

    Orchestra: Louisville Orchestra. Conductor: Robert Whitney.
    • FIRST EDITION : FECD 0031.
    • FIRST EDITION.
    • 2.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Oklahoma! - Kansas City

    Performer: Gene Nelson. Performer: Charlotte Greenwood. Singer: Gene Nelson. Singer: Charlotte Greenwood.
    • EMI : 5273502.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Oklahoma!

    Performer: Gene Nelson. Performer: Charlotte Greenwood. Singer: Gene Nelson. Singer: Charlotte Greenwood.
    • EMI : 5273502.
    • EMI.
    • 10.
  • John Philip Sousa

    New Mexico

    Performer: Eastman Wind Ensemble. Conductor: Frederick Fennell.
  • Ferde Grofé

    The Painted Desert [Grand Canyon Suite]

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • DECCA : 410 110-2.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Hanns Eisler

    Hollywood-Elegie No.7

    Performer: Eric Schneider. Singer: Matthias Goerne.
    • DECCA : 466 570-2.
    • Decca.
    • 27.
  • Hubert Klyne Headley

    Golden Gate [California Suite]

    Orchestra: Russian Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky.
    • NAXOS : 8.559300.
    • NAXOS.
    • 1.
  • Malcolm Sargent

    Hawaiian Lullaby

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Performer: Cantabile: The London Quartet.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS : SIGCD 055.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.
    • 9.
  • Joseph F. Lamb

    Alaskan Rag

    Performer: Sue Keller.
    • HVR : 0502.
    • HVR.
    • 18.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    North by Northwest - Mount Rushmore Sequence & Finale

    Orchestra: London Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Laurie Johnson.
    • MILAN : CH022.
    • MILAN.
    • 13.
  • Ferde Grofé

    The Thunder of the Waters [Niagara Falls Suite]

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: William T.Stromberg.
    • NAXOS 8.559007.
    • NAXOS.
    • 10.
  • Edward MacDowell

    From a Log Cabin [New England Idylls]

    Performer: James Barbagallo.
    • NAXOS : 8.223631.
    • NAXOS.
    • 33.
  • Charles Ives

    The Housatonic at Stockbridge

    Singer: Susan Graham.
    • WARNER CLASSICS : 69879.
    • WARNER CLASSICS.
    • 1.
  • Walter Piston

    Summer Evening [3 New England Sketches]

    Orchestra: Seattle Symphony. Conductor: Gerard Schwarz.
    • NAXOS : 8.559162.
    • NAXOS.
    • 1.
  • William Schuman

    Chester [New England Triptych]

    Orchestra: Seattle Symphony. Conductor: Gerard Schwarz.
    • NAXOS : 8.559625.
    • NAXOS.
    • 1.
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

    Moonlight In Vermont

    • VERVE : 543 304-2.
    • VERVE.
    • 6.

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