Saturday, July 1, 2017
July 2017 - Featured Playlist: Breathe Free
American classical music is no different. Copland and Gershwin were two of the nation’s greatest composers, and both were the sons of immigrants. And many of Europe’s finest fled to the United States to escape artistic, cultural, or religious persecution and found a new home and citizenship. Think of all the great music that might never have been composed had these artists been refused asylum! And think of the contributions and advancements the world misses out on when those seeking freedom are turned away.
For this month’s playlist we are celebrating composers who found new opportunity in the United States, and we are sharing music that might never have been widely heard or even composed at all if America had not welcomed in those yearning to Breathe Free.
To hear the playlist, access NML as usual, go to the Playlists section, and select the Playlist of the Month folder under the Themed Playlists tab. If you are on your institution's premises, you may also be able to access it if you CLICK HERE.
Each month, Naxos Music Library presents a themed playlist for our subscribers to enjoy. We know that a database of over 1.9 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!