Thursday, January 22, 2009

On "American music"

Van Dyke Parks, in an interview concerning Song Cycle:

Aaron Copland (who'd given me an A in a collegiate test) was once asked, "What is American music?" He answered, “American music is music that was written in America.” I believe that explains the penchant that some music observers have for branding Song Cycle "American."
It appears that Song Cycle will be reissued in 5.1 sound later this year.

A related post
Van Dyke Parks' Song Cycle

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