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Classic FM Drive with John Brunning 5pm - 7pm
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The best American classical music
He's known as one the four great American 'Minimalists' - that is, composers who reduced classical music to its bare bones of pitch and rhythm, and gradually rebuilt it to become more and more complex. His trance-like music and eerie vocal lines can be found in a number of American-themed operas, including The Civil Wars, setting text by Robert Wilson, inspired by the conflict in America between 1861 and 1865, and more recently, The Perfect American, documenting the final years of Walt Disney's life.