1926, vol. 12: Ives, Holst, Rachmaninoff

Just as Mark Twain had been the first writer to create a indigenous American style in literature — the first American author who wasn’t just a transplanted European — Charles Ives was the first composer to create an indigenous American style in classical music. His music is experimental and aggressively Modernist, so it’s not as immediately agreeable as Duke Ellington or Aaron Copland, but it evokes the American experience with an eloquence and candor that few other classical composers have matched, and none have exceeded. […] Click here to continue reading a transcript of this podcast.

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Ives, Sunrise
Ives, Orchestral Set no. 3
Holst, The Golden Goose
Holst, The Planets (1923)
Holst, The Planets (1926)
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto no. 4 (1926)
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto no. 4 (1927)
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto no. 4 (1941)
Rachmaninoff, Three Russian Songs

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