American Highways

This is the first episode on the American Landscape: Symphonies about America. Let’s rediscover deep forests, endless plains, the deserts and canyons, unspoiled views and virgin scenery. AMERICAN HIGHWAYS #79.

The first New World Symphonies were ironically not composed by Americans, but by Europeans: music of Delius, Dvorak, Messiaen (though he was much later), and Coleridge-Taylor.


Theme Music:
Jan Jeroen (J.J.) Spijkervet & Immersive Sound
“American Highways” Jingle
Sounds About Right
composed for Concertzender

Philip Glass
The Canyon
Robert Shaw, cond: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Sony Classical ‎– 01-046352-10

Frederick Delius
Florida Suite: II. “By the River”
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra & Vernon Handley

Antonín Dvořák
Symphony #9 in E Minor, Op. 95, “From The New World
5. Adagio, Allegro Molto
6. Largo
7. Scherzo – Molto Vivace
8. Allegro Con Fuoco
Christoph Von Dohnányi: Cleveland Orchestra
Musical Heritage Soc 525067T Disc 2

Vaughn Horton, Denver Darling, and Milt Gabler
Choo Choo Ch’Boogie
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Welton KBOX3182C

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Scenes from The Song of Hiawatha, Op. 30, No. 1, “Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast
Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Choral Society & Sir Malcolm Sargent
Reissue of His Master’s Voice ‎– ASD 467

Olivier Messiaen
Des canyons aux étoiles: X. La grive des bois (The Wood Thrush)
Andrew Barclay, Erika Öhman, Tzimon Barto, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Christoph Eschenbach
LPO 0083

Paul Bowles
Cross Country for Two Pianos
Bennett Lerner, pianist
Etcetera 1986 CD KTC 1019

David King
Super America
The Bad Plus
E1 Records: EOM-CD-2112


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