The American West has long been a source of inspiration for artisans of all kinds. The mythos built
up in previous generations by Louis L’Amour, John Wayne, and others has become ingrained in our general consciousness, and tales of historical cowboys and outlaws have gained legendary status.
Romanticized as the plains and canyons and mountains might be, we can’t ignore the dark side of history either. In America’s quest for the West, we have pushed to the margins the proud nations that had inhabited the land for so many centuries before. We can’t change the past, but we can acknowledge it and do what we can to ensure history is not repeated. After all, there is plenty of room for all of us in these Wide Open Spaces.
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9. Nico Muhly – Control: No. 5. Red Dust – Commissioned by the Utah Symphony, Control describes five different elements of Utah’s natural environment and human interaction with it. The fifth part is a musical picture of southern Utah and the red dust that permeates everything there and finds its way into hair, shoes, and clothes, and even follows visitors to their next destination.
Each month, Naxos Music Library presents a themed playlist for our subscribers to enjoy. We know that a database of over 1.8 million tracks can be a bit daunting, so we'd like to highlight some of the amazing music that is available to you. Let it kickstart discovery!