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America Again. Lara Downes interview with Spokane Public Radio

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Interview with KPBX's Jim Tenevan

The title for 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. The collection features twenty pieces selected by Downes that explore the elusive but essential American dream, written by composers including Duke Ellington, Lou Harrison, Morton Gould, Amy Beach, George Gershwin, Angélica Negrón, Dan Visconti, Leonard Bernstein, Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, Florence Price, Aaron Copland, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and more.

Listen to Jim Tenevan's attached interview with LD for Spokane Public Radio