The hills of Americas most stunning national parks will be alive this summer with the sound of music to celebrate the centenary of the National Park Service
Visual masters have been so successful at captivating Americas national park that some have acted as useful campaigners for wilderness protection. Consider Albert Bierstadts immense landscape paintings of Yosemite or Ansel Adamss far-famed photographs of Yellowstone. But composers are mainly restraint from representing these natural meditates, perhaps has been affected by musics basically abstract nature.
In the 20 th-century, Ferde Grof was serious music greatest national parks advocate. HisGrand Canyon Suite inspired by a camping errand to Grand Canyon National Park in 1916 illustrates a painted desert, a pounding gust, and the clip-clop of a mule tumbling to the canyon storey. Grof later drew other national parks, compiling a Death Valley Suite in 1949 and a Yellowstone Suite( 1960 ).