15 July 2013
|Library of Congress|
The accompanying audio tracks include a terrific new recording of Paine's First by JoAnn Falletta on Naxos--way better than the Zubin Mehta version on New World. I would like to think that this will be noticed and have some impact. NPR is eager to foster discussion--if anyone feels like responding to my various tendentious claims (e.g. that George Templeton Strong composed the most beautiful slow movement of any American symphony; that the New World Symphony is "American"; there are two Great American Symphonies, both by Charles Ives).
- Read the NPR piece HERE.
- Go to NPR Deceptive Cadence blog.