Historical American Art Songs

I’m back at the Library of Congress again, virtually anyway, where “Song of America” commemorates the history of song composition in America. Learn about 10 composers, including Charles Ives (“In Flander’s Fields”), Stephen Foster (“Oh! Susanna”), and Francis Hopkinson — the only American-born composer known to have written songs before 1800.  Hear and see the music for nearly 20 songs, including “Shenandoah” and “Danny Deever.”


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