Musics from the Americas

From Antonín Dvořák to Philip Glass


Discover the richness and the diversity of the music of the Americas, from the success of the so-called New World Symphony by Dvořák to the avant-garde of Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Elliott Carter, and John Adams.

In this selection, you will also find some of the most iconic interpreters of the continent: Van Cliburn, Yehudi Menuhin, Charles Munch, Itzhak Perlman and Garrick Ohlsson in the United States, Glenn Gould in Canada, Rolando Villazón in Mexico, Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra in Venezuela, Daniel Barenboim in Argentina...

The greatest performers of the many strands of jazz and swing were born on the continent of open spaces: Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker ... Eventually, be sure you check out the creation by Gershwin, Bernstein, Villa Lobos and Piazzolla.

Central picture : © Robert Millard
Kempe: Strauss, Dvořák
Brian Large, Ron Isted- 2011
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Steve Reich, Phase to Face
Éric Darmon, Franck Mallet- 2009
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Tango Argentina
Henning Kasten- 2006
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Munch conducts Ravel et Debussy
Whitney Thomson, David M. Davis- 2011
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El Sistema
Maria Stodtmeier, Paul Smaczny- 2009
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