The most neglected American masterpiece?main
Leonard Slatkin has posted a list of major works by US composers that were cheered on debut and subsequently left to grow mould.
Readers are swelling Leonard’s ten with lost masterpieces of their own.
I would add any symphony by Benjamin Lees, the cello concerto of Victor Herbert, William Grant Still’s first symphony, Eric Zeisl’s piano concerto and pretty much anything by Conlon Nancarrow.
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