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Is there an American Quality to Your Work?

Part of American Century Music's mission is to encourage discussion about the different interpretations of what constituted American classical music during the 20th Century. Was it American because the music includes elements of jazz? or because it incorporated different versions of American folk music? or to paraphrase a Walter Piston quip, it's American just because the thing was written by an American? Musicologist Andrea Olmstead, a friend, colleague and biographer of Roger Sessions, interviewed him on a weekly basis between 1974 and … [Read More...]

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