Here are the nominations so far for the most beautiful music to emerge from the United States. See my first (2/27) blog entry ("Most Beautiful Music in Your Country") and accompanying "Comments" for these nominations and some links to samples. The first three are the only ones listed in the poll on the main page (under the photo of the violin). Vote your preferences for now. Later I will create another poll with all of the nominees.
Gershwin, "Rhapsody in Blue"
Copland, "Appalachian Spring"
Barber, "Adagio for Strings"
Copland, "Fanfare for the Common Man"
Howard Hanson, "Symphony No. 2 (Romantic)"
Alan Hovhaness, Symphony No. 6 (Celestial Gate)"
Lowell Lieberman, "Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra"
Joseph Waters, "Suite Noire"
Leonard Bernstein, "Maria" (from "West Side Story")
An Interactive Site to Identify the Most Beautiful Musical Compositions of Each Country
Welcome music lovers! Please join the discussion, vote, and offer suggestions for what you think are the most beautiful musical compositions of each country in the world. See my initial posting for the rules of the game. Then click on the country label (on the right side) and use "Comment" to offer your thoughts, votes or suggestions about the music of that country. To suggest candidate compositions, please provide the title and composer of the piece and, if possible, a link to an audio or video sample of the music. Once a number of nominations are received for a country, I will create a "poll" for people to vote on their favorite