Thomas Hampton starts this month with many familiar songs and recital standards by Copland and more.
12/2 Songs We've Always Sung Aaron Copland's Old American Songs have become recital standards, but traditional texts and tunes have attracted many other classical composers, including John Jacob Niles, George Crumb, and Jake Heggie.
12/9 Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance Langston Hughes, one of America's great poets, gave jubilant voice to the lives of African Americans. His poetry has inspired settings by dozens of composers; we hear some of that music and learn about the world that inspired him.
12/16 Places That Sing To Us There are places in the American landscape that are part of our collective consciousness, thanks to music. In this program, we listen to songs that have helped shape the way we see our country.