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Comments about the soundtrack for American Journey (John Williams)

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• Posted by: James   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at 7:59 p.m.
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What is meant when people say that John Williams' style is too American? I don't understand this, American symphonic music is actually very young and is influenced greatly by outside sources. The American style comes in large part from the rest of society. I guess if it were like Buckaroo Holiday by Copland, I would understand, but this is different. What is so blatantly American and exclusionary to the other symphonic traditions? And for anyone that cares, the opening ceremony (I know it wasn't Williams') contained music from other cultures, like a spanish piece written by a russian. I'm just curious of how Williams is too American, he seems to have plenty of other influences to me.

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  •   explain...  (2539 views)    We're Here
       James - Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at 7:59 p.m.
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         Chris Tilton - Thursday, February 21, 2002, at 6:19 p.m.
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           Andrew - Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at 2:24 p.m.

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