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Lou Harrison and the Great American Piano Concerto

The music of Lou Harrison represents a rare opportunity for advocacy. To begin with, he is unquestionably a major late 20th century composer, and yet little-known. Also, he is both highly accessible and stupendously original. And he is the composer of a Piano Concerto as formidable as any ever composed by an American. The Harrison Piano Concerto (1985) was the centerpiece of Post-Classical Ensemble's sequence of three Harrison events over the past two weeks in DC. Why this American masterpiece is so little performed is a good question. There … [Read more...]

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