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Marc BlitzsteinHis Life, His Work, His World$
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Howard Pollack

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199791590

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.001.0001

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From Freedom Morning (1943) to the Airborne Symphony (1946)

From Freedom Morning (1943) to the Airborne Symphony (1946)

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(p.277) 15 From Freedom Morning (1943) to the Airborne Symphony (1946)
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Marc Blitzstein
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Howard Pollack

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0015

This chapter examines Blitzstein’s compositions from these same years, most notably Freedom Morning, composed as a tribute to America’s black troops; and the Airborne Symphony, the largest orchestral work of the composer’s career and one triumphantly premiered by Leonard Bernstein (Orson Welles, narrating) in New York in 1946.

Keywords:   Freedom Morning, Airborne Symphony, Leonard Bernstein, Orson Welles

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