Wednesday, August 14, 2013


From a time when "America" meant "discoveries - new worlds on earth, in the sky, or in the minds of men."

Composer Edgar Varèse composed Amériques, a monumental though relatively brief symphonic work, between 1918 and 1921, revising it (according to the piece's Wikipedia page) in 1927.

Listen for the sirens! Think of "Rite of Spring" in Manhattan.

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