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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.


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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