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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Many American composers picked up the tradition of writing concert overtures from their predecessors and gave them a distinctly American personalit...

Bought by KWAX, WDPR, and KWAX


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 57:56
  • Purchases: 3
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There are many top 10 lists of American composers. This week, music by the ones who seem to be on most of them.

Bought by WDPR, KWAX, and KWAX


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 57:52
  • Purchases: 3
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Grofe's reputation rests largely on his famous Grand Canyon Suite, but there is so much more. This week music from the many imaginative suites by F...

Bought by KWAX, WDPR, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 57:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Some familiar pieces and some new discoveries from the past and present.

Bought by KWAX, WDPR, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:05
  • Purchases: 4
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A master of light music, Anderson has an important place in American tradition. This week some of the music that has delighted audiences for three ...

Bought by WDPR, KWAX, Interlochen Public Radio, KWAX, and Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi)


  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 56:55
  • Purchases: 5
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Edward MacDowell was the first American whose music began to approach an American sound. This week a sampling from his great body of work.

Bought by KWAX, WDPR, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:13
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, American music inspired by plants, animals and the beauty of nature.

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, KWAX, and KVNO


  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Inspired by poetry, great books and plays, this week we'll hear music based on Shakespeare, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson and others.

Bought by WDPR, KWAX, and KVNO


  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 57:06
  • Purchases: 3
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The symphony was the statement of intent that a composer was all in. It was the work by which he would be judged as a serious professional with no ...

Bought by WDPR and KWAX


  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 57:52
  • Purchases: 2
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Music for piano is one of the staples of every composer's work. This week piano music by Aaron Copland, Edward MacDowell, Amy Beach, Dave Brubeck ...

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 57:45
  • Purchases: 3
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A further collection of American music that should be heard more often.

Bought by WDPR and KWAX


  • Added: Jun 09, 2018
  • Length: 57:55
  • Purchases: 2
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He was the most famous film composer of his age, but his true ambition lie in being a composer for the concert stage. Music for films and the conce...

Bought by WDPR and KWAX


  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 57:41
  • Purchases: 2
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Apart from the inspiration of American subjects, American composers also looked to the richness of other cultures to inspire their work. This week,...

Bought by WDPR and KWAX


  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 57:42
  • Purchases: 2
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Morton Gould was among the most-loved of American composers. With a background in jazz and popular styles, he created his own kind of music, and it...

Bought by WDPR, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 57:15
  • Purchases: 3
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The natural beauty of America has been an endless source of inspiration for composers. This week music representing the lovely, majestic and awe-in...

Bought by WDPR, WYAP, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 57:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Delightful music by American composers inspired by the Wonderland books of Lewis Carroll.

Bought by WDPR and KWAX


  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 57:10
  • Purchases: 2
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More music that should be heard again or for the first time.

Bought by WDPR


  • Added: Jun 09, 2018
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 1
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In the stress of life and upheaval around the world, music can help calm a troubled spirit. This week, music for reflection, meditation, hope and...

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


  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 57:33
  • Purchases: 4
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Film music by famous American composers including Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Virgil Thomson.

Bought by WDPR, KZYX, KWAX, KVNO, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 57:50
  • Purchases: 5
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Howard Hanson was a firm believer in the relationship between composer and listener. His highly original style sought to communicate beauty, crafts...

Bought by WDPR and KWAX


  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 57:47
  • Purchases: 2