Artsongs from the new world
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Artsongs from the new world

America isn’t a nation that is usually associated with Artsong. Indeed American Artsong is a relatively young genre with tentative beginnings in the 18th century, which evolved through the decades in the hands of composers like Stephen Foster, Louis Gottschalk and Edward MacDowell in the 19th century, to the exquisite compositions of Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Andre Previn, Leonard Bernstein,…