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      Cityscapes

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      6 Cityscapes

      We all know the Pastoral Symphony of Beethoven, Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture inspired by Fingal’s Cave, and the music by Vaughan Williams inspired by the English countryside.  But in the modern era, the urban environment is inspiring many composers to capture its sounds in music.

      David Sampson: Chicago Moves, IV, Lake Shore Drive (excerpt)
      Gaudete Brass
      Cedille 136
      1:21

      Bernard Hoffer: Road Rage
      Neoteric
      Albany 1018
      1:56

      David DeVasto: II. Sudden and VI. London, 1665 fr. Winter Seven
      DeVasto, p.; Scott Uddenberg, vocals
      Parma
      3:32

      Chiayu: Urban Sketches
      Members of the Curtis Institute
      Naxos 8.559713
      11:11

      Joseph Kokkyar: Brady Street fr. Streets and Bridges
      Jeri-Mae Astolfi, p.
      Ravello
      3:18

      Patricia Morehead: Cityscape
      Czech Philarharmonic Orchestra/Robert Ian Winstin
      ERM
      9:57

      Derek Bermel: Mulatash Stomp
      Christopher Taylor, p.; Derek Bermel, cl.; Heleen Hulst, v.
      New World 895
      5:30

      Michael Torke: South Beach, Midnight fr. Miami Grands
      Miami Piano Circle
      Ecstatic Records 92251
      3:38

      Diane Jones: Street Song
      Trio Casals
      Parma
      2:16

      John Adams: The City and Its Double fr. City Noir (excerpt)
      St. Louis Symphony/Robertson
      Nonesuch 541356
      1:53

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