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)