From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
Whatever became of the Great American Symphony? At one time it was discussed with as much cocktail-hour fervour as the Great American Novel and promoted by the best US orchestras. Leonard Bernstein at the New York Phil would not program a season without a symphony by a living American. But that was half a century ago.
Since the GAS has long gone off the boil, it’s almost a guilty pleasure to listen…
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