Sunday, May 24, 2015

Charles Ives - Decoration Day mvt. 2 of Holidays Symphony

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor

Back when I was growing up in the back waters of inland Maine, Memorial Day hadn't yet turned entirely into another occasion to promote the adoration of the military but was a general memorial of all those who had died.   I liked it better.
Americans have a bad habit of ruining holidays.   Ives seems to have thought so, too.

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