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.
BBC Proms, 1974 and 1975
Lawrence Renes, Peter Sellars – Gerald Finley (J. Robert Oppenheimer), Thomas Glenn (Robert Wilson), Jessica Rivera (Kitty Oppenheimer) – De Nederlandse Opera
Waldbühne 2003: A Gershwin Night – Berliner Philharmoniker
Keys to the Orchestra by Jean-François Zygel
Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires
Waldbühne 1998: A Latin American Night – Berliner Philharmoniker
Waldbühne 2000: Night of Rhythm and Dance – Berliner Philharmoniker
Featuring Yehudi Menuhin
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
A documentary by Peter Rosen. Narrated by Dan Rather
London Symphony Orchestra. 1966
Beethoven's Symphony No. 5
Mahler's Symphony No. 1, "Titan"
Südwestdeutsche Kammerphilharmonie Konstanz