Paying Homage to Lincoln in Song
Washington Post, March 10, 2009
Cathedral Choral Society
Washington National Cathedral
Hindemith, When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd
Copland, Lincoln Portrait
I was somewhat surprised that no one wrote a firebomb comment in response to me trashing Copland's Lincoln Portrait in this review. Writing to applaud me for doing so, a friend recently reminded me of the perfect send-up of Copland's trite piece, the hilarious Bach Portrait by the inimitable Peter Schickele (sound embedded below).