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Going Home

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For both personal and financial reasons, this concerto was begun on one side of the Atlantic and finished on the other. The composer’s trip abroad began when he accepted a teaching position at an American conservatory. He was hired, in part, to encourage young American composers to draw from their own folk music. At a salary of more than twenty-five times what he had been earning at home, the composer could hardly refuse! But eventually homesickness, writers’ block, and his employers’ inability to pay him his salary all forced him to return home.

Music Heard On This Episode

Harris, Roy (1898-1979): When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwartz, cond. — Portraits Of Freedom (Delos Records, 1994)
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Harris, Roy (1898-1979): When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwartz, cond. — Portraits Of Freedom (Delos Records, 1994)
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Schubert, Franz (1797-1828): The Gravedigger's Homesickness
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar; — Schubert Lieder (EMI Classics, 2003)
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Gottschalk, L.M. (1829-1869): Caprice on "Home Sweet Home"
Alan Feinberg, piano — The American Virtuoso (Argo, 1992)
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Gried, Edvard (1843-1907): Peer Gynt
Camilla Tilling, sop/Estonian National Symphony Orch and Chorus/Paavo Järvi, cond. — Peer Gynt (Virgin Classics, 2005)
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Dowland, John (1563-1622) and William Byrd (1539-1623): Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home
Nigel North, lute — Go From My Window (Linn Records , 2005)
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Wagner, Richard (1813-1883): MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG: Overture and Opening Chorus
Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus/Wolfgang Sawallisch, cond. — Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Angel REcords, 1994)
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Ross Parker and Hughie Charles; Walter Kent and Nat Burton: We'll Meet Again; The White Cliffs of Dover
Vera Lynn — The Very Best of Vera Lynn (Decca, 2009)
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Ives, Charles (1874-1954): Old Home Day
William Sharp, bar/Steven Blier, piano — The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Volume 3 (Albany Records, 1995)
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Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901): NABUCCO: Va Pensiero
Orchestra and Chorus of the German Opera of Berlin/Giuseppe Sinopoli, cond. — Dies Irae-The Essential Choral Collection (Deutsche Grammophon, 1997)
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Dylan, Bob (b. 1941): Subterranean Homesick Blues
Bob Dylan — Subterranean Homesick Blues (Columbia Europe, 1991)
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Dvorak, Antonin (1841-1904): Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104: Mvt. 3
Pablo Casals, cello/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/George Szell, cond. — Dvorak: Cello Concert in B minor Op. 104 / Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor Op. 102 Great Cellists Casals Cello (Naxos, 2001)
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Rosenman, Leonard (1924-2004): East of Eden: Fog Scene, Cal and Aron visit Mother
London Sinfonietta/ John Adams, cond. — East of Eden/Rebel without a Cause (Nonesuch, 1997)
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Simon, Paul (b. 1941): Homeward Bound
Simon and Garfunkle — Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme (Sony, 2001)
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