Cover of The Fourth Turning
Calimac blogs about works by two early American composers. About Anthony Philip Heinrich's piece:
I haven't cited The Fourth Turning lately but here's the description of the era in which this was written:
The Transcendental Awakening (Second Turning, 1822-1844) began with Charles Finney’s evangelicalism and Denmark Vesey’s slave revolt. Soon merging with Jacksonian populism, it peaked (in 1831) with Nat Turner’s Rebellion, the founding of shrill abolitionist societies, and the rise of splinter political parties. After spawning a floodtide of “romantic idealism”—including feminism, new prophetic religions, food fads, and utopian communes—the mood gentrified in the early 1840s into a credo of self-help, moral uplift, and manifest destiny. (The Fourth Turning)
The era corresponds to the recent "consciousness revolution" of 1964-1984. Think of Terry Riley's In C from the start of that period.