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

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Since Haydn, the string quartet has always been one of those genres that tested the mettle of any serious composer. You'll hear some of the best of...

Bought by WDPR and KWAX


  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 57:52
  • Purchases: 2
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A selection of composers, some of whom you know, some of whom you'll be introduced to on the program. Some delightful discoveries that you just mig...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2018
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 2
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Aaron Copland redefined American music. The use of folk themes, the rhythms and the harmonies that we think of as distinctly American are represent...

Bought by WDPR and KWAX


  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 56:28
  • Purchases: 2
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Series: American Landscapes
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By the 1920s jazz had taken hold of the American music scene. Classical composers were just as excited by the new genre and wrote unique pieces ins...

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  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 56:57
  • Purchases: 6
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American composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries set the bar for the composers who would come after them. Although their style was stil...

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  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 57:56
  • Purchases: 6
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A selection of music by American composers inspired by the season of Summer. Composers include Edward MacDowell, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Lero...

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  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 55:55
  • Purchases: 3
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Light music by composers from all over the world has delighted audiences. In this installment, light music by American composers including Leroy An...

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  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 58:03
  • Purchases: 4
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You'll hear the familiar and the unfamiliar this week, but all of it enjoyable music you should know.

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Georges Balanchine was the first to establish ballet in America with his School of American Ballet in New York. The greatest composers of the 20th ...

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  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 57:34
  • Purchases: 4
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The list of American composers who traveled to Paris for the sole purpose of studying with the legendary Nadia Boulanger reads like a Who’s Who of ...

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, WDPR, KWAX, and 'The Sea'


  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 56:45
  • Purchases: 4
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Combining well-known American composers with some you'll be hearing for the first time in music for everyone.

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, WDPR, KVNO, and KWAX


  • Added: Jun 13, 2018
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Hymns were a vastly important part of the lives of early Americans. This week a selection of works inspired by some of them.

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, WDPR, and KWAX


  • Added: May 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:43
  • Purchases: 3
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Music by Aaron Copland not heard as much as his more famous works, but equally great.

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, WDPR, and KWAX


  • Added: May 12, 2018
  • Length: 57:43
  • Purchases: 3
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The "Adagio for Strings" made Samuel Barber's name immortal. This week hear some of the other works that make him among the most beloved of America...

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, WDPR, and KWAX


  • Added: May 13, 2018
  • Length: 57:41
  • Purchases: 3
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A selection of American favorites with a few less-known pieces that you should definitely get to know.

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  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:25
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, a selection of concerti for diverse instruments. Composers include George Gershwin, Edward MacDowell and Elmer Bernstein.

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  • Added: May 13, 2018
  • Length: 56:21
  • Purchases: 3
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Charles Tomlinson Griffes was inspired by the German romantics, but his later works display a lavish sound world and an ethereal vision that is uni...

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  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 57:39
  • Purchases: 3
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This week I’m very happy to be able to bring back to life music by largely forgotten American composers. As you’ll hear, it's baffling why some of...

Bought by WVRU, Rhythm & News Service, WDPR, KVNO, KWAX and more


  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 6