America! Vol.1: A Land of Refuge | Harmonia Mundi HMX290853940

America! Vol.1: A Land of Refuge

Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMX290853940

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 10th March 2014



The Collection 'America' is a window on American music of the 20th century, whether classical (3 doubles on harmonia mundi), blues or jazz (4 doubles on Le Chant du Monde).

Each of these anthologies focuses on the origin, purpose and evolution of America: as a haven for new immigrants, including Dvorak; for victims of Nazism and Stalinism; and the modern or the post-modern USA of John Cage, George Crumb or Leonard Bernstein, via a Broadway detour to celebrate the great musical crossroads that is George Gershwin.

The Eisler Hollywood Lieder are excerpts from Matthias Goerne's most recent CD [HMC902134], a finalist in the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2014:
It’s a deeply moving testament to the struggles the composer experienced throughout his life in attempting to reconcile his left-wing idealism with the political realities of dictatorship…Goerne colours every word with insight and intensity and moulds each melodic line with amazing fluidity” - Erik Levi, BBC Music Magazine- Christmas 2013

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