Thursday, January 29, 2009

Howard Hanson And American Classical Music Broadcast On Public Radio In Hong Kong, China, But Not On Public Radio In U.S. Nation’s Capital

“Among the August [2006] highlights are three concerts by the Asian Youth Orchestra including the Hong Kong premiere of Howard Hanson's Symphony No 2, the Romantic, a performance of Samuel Barber's heavenly Violin Concerto with the 21 year old Stefan Jackiw as soloist, and a Mozart and Mahler programme conducted by Okko Kamu. All these concerts are broadcast on radio, TV and the internet.”

“Music Beyond Borders” On An Overgrown Path, August 24, 2006


Radio 4, the Fine Arts and Music Channel of Radio Television Hong Kong


Another day of absolutely no American classical music on Sharon Percy Rockefeller’s so-called “public radio” Classical WETA-FM, in the Nation’s Capital. Ms. Rockefeller refuses to allow Howard Hanson and most other American classical composers – excepting perhaps George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein – to be broadcast on her “public radio station”.


Header credits: Howard Hanson; Samuel Barber from the American photographer Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964)Photography Collection of the Library of Congress; and violinist Stefan Jackiw. Copyright controlled. With thanks.


American musician Ella Fitzgerald, by American photographer Carl Van Vechten, January 19, 1940. From the Library of Congress Carl Van Vechten Collection.


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