Morning Glories - First Symphonies

August 27, 2012

St. Paul, Minn. — This week (August 27-31), as the State Fair hands out blue ribbons for first place, we'll hear a week of firsts: the first symphonies by five American composers.

Monday

John Knowles Paine: Symphony No. 1 (1876)

Tuesday

Don Gillis: Symphony No. 1 (An American Symphony) (1939)

Wednesday

Ned Rorem: Symphony No. 1 (1950)

Thursday

Christopher Theofanidis: Symphony No. 1 (2009)

Friday

William Grant Still: Symphony No. 1 ("Afro-American") (1930)

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