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Discover America's star-spangled musical history, with 20 of the best pieces of classical music from across the pond. From the most influential to the most patriotic, here's our ultimate selection.
If you're looking for pathos and passion, you can't go far wrong with Barber's powerful Adagio. Premiered in 1938, the piece now occupies a space as America's ultimate classical tear-jerker; it's often performed at sad state occasions, including the announcements of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy's death.
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