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Robert Russell Bennett - became more synonymous with Broadway than the Concert House.

Eastman Rochester Symphony Play Music of Bennett, Harris, Thomson and Hadley – 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Robert Russell Bennett – became more synonymous with Broadway than the Concert House.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: America’s Composers 1953

Since we’re heading into Thanksgiving week next week, I thought I would offer a dose of Mid-Century Americana by way of transcription from the NBC Radio Program America’s Composers, as it was broadcast on March 23, 1953.

This broadcast features the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra and ensembles led by Frederick Fennell and features a short talk by composer Roy Harris.

Here’s the music featured on the 1/2 hour program:

1. Robert Russell Bennett: Rag and Schottische
2. Virgil Thomson : A Solemn Music
3. Roy Harris: Cimarron
4. Henry Hadley: Youth Triumphant Overture

Hopefully, we’ll try and post something special on Thanksgiving. But . . . .you never know.

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4 Responses

  1. Sally Sublette says:

    This was one of a series of NBC’s spring 1953 ASCAP-Eastman broadcasts; most were of Howard Hanson conducting the Symphony, but a couple (including this 23 March 1953 program) were of Frederick Fennell with the brand-new [since 1952] “Eastman Wind Ensemble.”

  2. fremaux123 says:

    Fantastic post reflecting a all period of music, supporters of contemporary music and careful interpretations. Fennell,Hanson, Whitney……big names in that perspective. Looking for next ones……Thanks again.

  1. May 19, 2014

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