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In 1921, Russian influence expanded in the east, the Miss America pageant was born, and, for the first time, baseball was heard on the radio. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s immortal documentation of the hedonistic Jazz Age, was published in 1925. Four years later, Wall Street crashed, bringing a decade of prosperity to an end. These years likewise saw Romanticism’s cinematic legacy come to life in the music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold, while nationalist fervor found voice in Ravel’s Basque rhythms and Prokofiev’s lyric melodies. The sixth volume of Music@Menlo LIVE 2019 joyfully celebrates the dynamism, grandeur, and exuberance of the Roaring Twenties.