This is a new release CD performed by Ying Quartet. Samuel Osborne Barber (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of orchestral, opera,choral, and piano music, now he is considered as the most celebrated—certainly one of the most performed and recorded—American composers of all. Howard Harold Hanson (October 28, 1896 – February 26, 1981) was an American composer, conductor, educator,music theorist, and champion of American classical music, he claimed to have premiered over 2000 works by American composers through his Festivals of American . This disc presents the major string quartet works of these two very important figures in American music of the first half of the 20th century. The CD named American Anthem, what American music is was to say that American music is nothing more than music by American composers.