Happy Thanksgiving: Ernst von Dohnanyi, “American Rhapsody”

Happy Thanksgiving! Herewith Hungarian-born composer Ernst von Dohnanyi’s paean to his adoptive home country, “American Rhapsody”, Opus 47.

Ernst was the father of Hans von Dohnanyi, a key figure in the German anti-Nazi resistance (a secondary character in my alternate history series Operation Flash). The conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi is Hans’s son.


As a bonus (although technically out of season), here is another piece of Americana, “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copland (conducted by Leonard Bernstein)

One thought on “Happy Thanksgiving: Ernst von Dohnanyi, “American Rhapsody”

  1. Very nice! Thanks for noting this iconic American holiday with such wonderful music.
    As I write, people are digesting both quantities of turkey and the docs from Sidney Powell’s lawsuits.

    Back on the Covid topic, this seems interesting.
    The argument seems to be that a huge number of the deaths in the US were people who would have died in a similar time frame but from a different cause anyway.

    Justin Hart
    Bombshell assertion by Johns Hopkins Econ and stat experts: “These data analyses suggest that in contrast to most people’s assumptions, the number of deaths by COVID-19 is not alarming. In fact, it has relatively no effect on deaths in the United States.”

    The underlying JH article link:

    “Surprisingly, the deaths of older people stayed the same before and after COVID-19. Since COVID-19 mainly affects the elderly, experts expected an increase in the percentage of deaths in older age groups. However, this increase is not seen from the CDC data. In fact, the percentages of deaths among all age groups remain relatively the same.”

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