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Lara Downes: America Again is WGBH - WCRB: Boston 'CD of the Week'

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PIanist Lara Downes new solo album, America Again, on Sono Luminus is taken from Langston Hughes' poem, Let America Be America Again, written in 1938. In an all-American program, Downes curates an album that best explores various facets of the American Dream. Having finally developed a sense of national identity, the composers of twentieth-century America boast one of the most diverse repertoires within classical music. Including works by George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Amy Beach, and many others, Downes musically navigates the profound ethos running through the veins of her home country. 

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