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|An American festival with the RSNO|
|As a teenager, I recall feeling how American classical music differed from European; its harmonies seemed as wide open as the plains depicted on film; its rhythmic freedom grabbed me viscerally. The same feeling obtains many years later and certainly did in this RSNO programme. The fact that two of these most American pieces were penned by the children of Ukranian Jewish immigrants says much about the musical culture of a relatively young America.
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