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Goodbye, Summer on The American Sound

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Catch the last American Sound program of summer, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.
18, 2014

Says farewell to summer and welcomes fall with beautiful, upbeat American classical music on The American Sound Saturday at 6pm and Tuesday at 7pm on Classical 101.

What is Your Favorite Work by an American Composer?

John Knowles Paine (1839-1906)
July 2, 2014

Here are three American composers worth knowing better.

Westward Ho!: The Golden Spike, 6 pm Saturday on The American Sound

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The Golden Spike plaque at Promontory Summit, Utah, marking the point at which the railroad connected the East and West Coasts.
24, 2014

On May 10, 1869, workers drove the so-called “golden spike”spike through railroad ties joining the Union Pacific Railroad with the Central Pacific Railroad. Saturday evening on The American Sound, hear American composer George Antheil’s “Golden Spike,” inspired by America’s transcontinental railroad.