Douglas Shadle is an assistant Professor of Musicology at Vanderbilt University. His book Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise(Oxford University Press, 2015) explores the complex and protean relationships between composers, performers, critics, and audiences as nearly 50 American symphonists vied for space within national and international musical arenas throughout the century. Doug joined us in the studio for Summer Listening and shared his expertise on early American music.
Anthony Philip Heinrich’s Manitou Mysteries
William Henry Fry’s The Breaking Heart
Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s Le Banjo