Lukas Foss: The Prairie ()

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Lukas Foss' 1944 oratorio The Prairie, based on a poem by Carl Sandburg, easily falls into the same category as extended American vernacular vocal works such as Kurt Weill's Down in the Valley (1948) and Aaron Copland's The Tender Land (1954). However, unlike these other pieces, The Prairie -- which went a large way toward making the reputation of its composer -- was forgotten. This was in spite of the fact that it was premiered under the baton of Robert Shaw and premiered with his Chorale, won a New York Critic's Circle ...

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Lukas Foss: The Prairie
2008, BMOP/sound

UPC: 656605877921


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