Unpacking our National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner

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In this podcast, Leonard Slatkin, Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (and former Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra), examines the history of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the countless ways it has been adapted by musicians, and the special role it played during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. For more stories behind the songs, visit ARTSEDGE using the website link below.

In this podcast, Leonard Slatkin, Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (and former Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra), examines the history of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the countless ways it has been adapted by musicians, and the special role it played during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. For more stories behind ... Show more

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