#158 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.

Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Jesse McQuarters

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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