American Landscapes

Series produced by KCME

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American Landscapes is a weekly potpourri of the best of American music, hosted by Michael Campion. You’ll be treated to works by composers such as Copland, Samuel Barber, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Edward MacDowell, George Chadwick and many others. There will be much-loved music that never gets old, music to get reacquainted with and music that you’ll be hearing for the first time, with plenty to add to your list of favorites. And every piece you hear will be born in the USA!

American Landscapes is produced and hosted by Michael Campion.


178 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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This week a different take on Rhapsody in Blue, a Gershwinesque suite by Charles Pizer, Aldo Forte Rhapsodizes, John Knowles Paine gets romantic an...

Bought by WDPR, KNCT FM, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: Sep 30, 2021
  • Length: 57:33
  • Purchases: 4
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A rhapsody is a freeform piece that just represents anything the composer likes. Five examples of the form by American composers this week.

Bought by WDPR, KWAX, and KVNO


  • Added: Sep 14, 2021
  • Length: 57:35
  • Purchases: 3
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Music this week by Kevin Puts, one of the most often performed of American composers. His dynamic and sensitive personal style has made him one of ...

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, KWAX, and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 14, 2021
  • Length: 57:47
  • Purchases: 4
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Don Ray this week gives us a Homestead Dance, we see some character from John Knowles Paine, Julian Wachner is inspired by The Peanuts, Ben Model s...

Bought by KVNO, WDPR, KVNO, KWAX, and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 5
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This week Jennifer Higdon fills our dance card, Eric Ewazen rues our divisive times, Roy Harris does Abraham Lincoln, Elena Ruehr brings Ann Patche...

Bought by KVNO, WDPR, KVNO, KWAX, and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 02, 2021
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 5
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An eclectic selection of music with a band arrangement of music from The Red Pony by Aaron Copland, beautiful, meditative works from Michael Daughe...

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, KWAX, and WYAP


  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 57:43
  • Purchases: 4
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This week a mountainous inspiration from Alan Hovhaness, chamber music by George W. Chadwick, an intimate work by Samantha Sack, classic ragtime fr...

Bought by WDPR, KWAX, and KVNO


  • Added: Jul 14, 2021
  • Length: 57:33
  • Purchases: 3
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Music in Celebration of July 4th. Composers include John Williams, Morton Gould and William Grant Still.

Bought by WDPR, KALW, WRTI, KWAX, WYAP and more


  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 9
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Music this week by Samuel Barber and Lawrence Mumford; Howard Hanson's favorite summer spot, Ferde Grofe's tribute to New York and Broadway and oth...

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, KWAX, KVNO, and WYAP


  • Added: Jun 14, 2021
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 5
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An uplifting symphony in time of war by Jerome Moross, early twentieth century chamber music by Harry Newton Redman, a haunting theme and a jovial ...

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, KWAX, KVNO, and WYAP


  • Added: Jun 10, 2021
  • Length: 57:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Charles Ives' First Symphony, a staple for saxophone by Paul Creston, a memory of Corsica from Rick Sowash, music inspired by ancient Chinese bell ...

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: May 24, 2021
  • Length: 57:42
  • Purchases: 4
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Music on the show this week by Henry Hadley, Arthur Foote, John Corigliano, Rubin Goldmark and others.

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, WYAP, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:13
  • Purchases: 5
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This week music inspired by Hemingway from Michael Daugherty, a trip across the sea with Edward MacDowell, Caroline Shaw celebrates Dumbarton Oaks...

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: Apr 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:03
  • Purchases: 4
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Marches by Francis Johnson, flowery piano music by Amy Beach, a celebration of spirit of adventure by J. A. C. Redford. waltzing cowboys by Aaron C...

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Music inspired by the Middle East from Henry Cowell, a legendary piece for violin and piano from Arthur Foote, music for the Mississippi by Ferde G...

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, KWAX, and KVNO


  • Added: Mar 22, 2021
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 4
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An eclectic selection of American music from the Naxos label. Composers include Lucien Lambert, George Templeton Strong, Lincoln Mayorga and others.

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 57:32
  • Purchases: 4
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Dan Locklair celebrates Autumn, Dave Brubeck is inspired by Chopin, Aaron Copland celebrates human rights and more.

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: Mar 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 4
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Women in the arts have had a difficult time over the centuries. On this program a selection of amazing works by American women composers.

Bought by WDPR, High Plains Public Radio, KVNO, KWAX, WVIA and more


  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 57:27
  • Purchases: 8
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Amy Beach became the first internationally recognized American woman composer. This week we'll hear some of the music that made her famous.

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, KVNO, KWAX, and 'The Sea'


  • Added: May 13, 2018
  • Length: 57:44
  • Purchases: 5
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Romantic music by George W. Chadwick, Arne Oldberg and Edna Pietsch, a Beautiful American Rhapsody by Kenneth Fuchs, The mythology of Peter Boyer a...

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: Feb 17, 2021
  • Length: 57:36
  • Purchases: 4