1926, vol. 1: Piston, Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Bloch

In the United States in 1926, Calvin Coolidge was president.  In the midst of the great economic boom he advanced policies of deregulation and decentralization at the federal level, and lowered taxes to the point that by the following year, only the top 2% of American incomes were taxed. […] (Click here to continue reading a transcript of this podcast.)

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Piston, Piano Sonata
Shostakovich, Piano Sonata no. 1
Shostakovich, Piano Sonata no. 1
Vaughan Williams, Six Studies on English Folksong
Vaughan Williams, On Christmas Night
Bloch, Four Episodes for Chamber Orchestra
Bloch, America: An Epic Rhapsody
Bloch, America: An Epic Rhapsody

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