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The Cultural Heritage of American Musicals

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a new Smithsonian box set of American musicals from throughout the twentieth century. His only complaint is that, with such a wealth of archival material, he wonders why more serious and contemporary music was included.

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Other segments from the episode on April 19, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 19, 1989: Interview with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth; Review of the album "American Musical Theater: Shows, Songs, and Stars"; Interview with Robert Ludlum;…

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