During the post-WWII era, many composers would call New York their home and we have designed this playlist to celebrate their ties to the city. We start our playlist today with two preludes by Rachmaninoff, who lived on the Upper West Side from 1926-1943. Next you will hear two arrangements of songs by Duke Ellington, who lived in Washington Heights from 1939-1961 and performed frequently at the Cotton Club in Harlem. The Chelsea neighborhood was the home of Virgil Thomson from 1940-1989, where he would frequently host lavish dinner parties. John Corigliano was born in New York and composed A Dylan Thomas Trilogy as a tribute to Thomas, who died while on tour in the city. Philip Glass arrived in New York later on where he would perform frequently with his ensemble. There is a wealth of music in New York's city life.
NYC After WWII
—This playlist was contributed by Thomas Wahnish