A Lincoln Portrait
Abraham Lincoln was one of our nation's least musical Presidents; however, it is doubtful that there has been another American President who cherished the music of this day more. The music that lilted through the halls of the White House during Lincoln's administration reflected the American zeitgeist perhaps better than any other in U.S. history. The President became absorbed and deeply affected by the music of the time because it was driven by the same strength and influence of the nation's people, who were emotionally torn apart by the war. This album is a historical collection of music that inspired a nation and its President, all performed by the extraordinary musicians of our nation's military bands, orchestras, and ensembles, featuring a special track with legendary CBS anchorman, Walter Cronkite.