Our highly-acclaimed American Classics series boasts a unique catalogue of both well-known and rarely recorded masterpieces. Adams, Barber, Bernstein, Bolcom, Copland, Corigliano, Glass are just a few of the many composers showcased in this ongoing series.
Below is our special selection of albums featuring such outstanding artists as Chloe Hanslip, Marin Alsop, JoAnn Falletta, Leonard Slatkin, Ralph van Raat, Group for Contemporary Music. Of note are this month’s new releases: 8.669012-13 (Hanson: Merry Mount); 8.559180 (Corigliano: String Quartet); 8.559277 (Joplin: Rags); 8.559328 (Tower: Made in America)
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"If nothing else, this is a recording for people who think they've lost the capacity to be amazed… The performance is not only vivid and meticulous but also blazes with inner conviction, as if all of the more than four hundred performers were fully aware that they were taking part in an historic event. And that – unmistakably – is what this recording is: a milestone in American musical history."
– KUSC website on 8.559216-18 BOLCOM: Songs of Innocence and of Experience