Happy Birthay, America!

Igor Stravinsky’s arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner is to me the most original and most moving. I don’t know why we don’t hear it more often.

1 Comment

July 3, 2013 · 9:53 pm

One response to “Happy Birthay, America!

  1. That was rousing. Very good.

    I’m always intrigued to learn that our great composers did things I didn’t know they did — simply never would have associated with them. I only recently discovered Rachmaninoff’s liturgies. They’re almost unearthly in their beauty.

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