Lincoln in Music

Aaron Copland’s revered orchestral masterpiece, “Lincoln Portrait,” has been narrated over the years by actors, statesmen, writers, and foreign leaders.  In this extraordinary compilation, some of the greatest of these performances come back to life in their original form—an astounding archive featuring Copland’s sweeping score and Lincoln’s own literate and ever-relevant writing, as originally presented and recorded.  

Aaron Copeland
Walter Cronkite
Joe Torre
Marian Anderson
E. G. Marshall
Carl Sandburg
Henry Fonda
William Warfield
John Lindsay