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Watch Leonard Bernsteins Young Peoples Concerts online: Episode 2 What is American Music?

From Carnegie Hall, Bernstein discusses the orgins and characteristics of American music. After an extended excerpt from George Gershwin's An American in Paris and a discussion of nationalistic and folk music, excerpts from compositions by American composers Edward MacDowell, William Schuman, Virgil Thomson, and others are performed. in closing Aaron Copland conducts parts of his own Third Symphony.

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