American Masters, Part IV

November 23, 2020, 7:00 pm

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From the east coast to the west, American composers developed a singular identity in the 20th century that continues to energize and influence classical music. This week is dedicated to the not so popular American composers such as John Alden Carpenter, Marion Bauer, and Randall Thompson. Bill investigates their family history, what drove them to compose, and what artistic journey they went on to expand music during their time. Join Bill on this trip to the music library and sample everything from Carpenter’s wonky ballet, Krazy Cat, to Thompson’s choral takes on the poetry of Robert Frost.