APM: Composers Datebook: Episodes

New York City "firsts" of Rossini and Cole Porter
Rachmaninoff and Hanson get romantic
Spacey music by Strauss and Ligeti
A pre-premiere premiere by John Corigliano
Tailor-made music by Walter Piston
Mahler's First in Budapest and New York
Buda and Pest feted in music by Bartok and Kodaly
'Toon-ful music by Carl Stalling
"To be Certain of the Dawn" by Stephen Paulus
Kern's "Showboat" is launched in D.C.
An important date for Copland and Bernstein
Casals and Copland at the White House
William Schuman writes a "Symphony for Strings"
Night music by Delius and Danielpour
Offenbach puts a critic to work
Lou Harrison's Piano Concerto
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