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Aaron Copland - The 81st Birthday Concert / Degaetani, Smit


Release Date: 11/01/1993 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9046   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Aaron Copland
Performer:  Leo SmitJan DeGaetani
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD also contains a conversation between Aaron Copland, Donald L. Leavitt, and Leo Smit.
REVIEWS:
Billboard (11/27/99) - Recommended
This CD also contains a conversation between Aaron Copland, Donald L. Leavitt, and Leo Smit.
REVIEWS:
Billboard (11/27/99) - Recommended Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Old American Songs, Set 2: Zion's Walls by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Leo Smit (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/14/1981 
Venue:  Live  Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Old American Songs, Set 2: At the River by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Leo Smit (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 11/14/1981 
Venue:  Live  Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Old American Songs, Set 1: Simple Gifts by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Leo Smit (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/14/1981 
Venue:  Live  Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Three Moods by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Leo Smit (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/14/1981 
Venue:  Live  Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
5.
Night Thoughts "Hommage to Ives" by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Leo Smit (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/14/1981 
Venue:  Live  Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
6.
Poems (12) of Emily Dickinson by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Leo Smit (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949-1950; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/14/1981 
Venue:  Live  Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress 
Length: 32 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Jan DeGaetani provides a spoken introduction to this song cycle. 
7.
Old American Songs, Set 2: The Little Horses by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Leo Smit (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/14/1981 
Venue:  Live  Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Zion's Walls
At the River
Simple Gifts
Three Moods: I. embittered
Three Moods: II. wistful
Three Moods: III. jazzy
Night Thoughts
Conversations with Aaron Copland, Donald L. Leavitt and Leo Smit
Introduction by Jan DeGaetani
Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson: I. Nature, the gentlest mother
Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson: II. There came a wind like a bugle
Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson: III. Why do they shut me out of Heaven?
Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson: IV. The world feels dusty
Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson: V. Heart, we will forget him
Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson: VI. Dear March, come in!
Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson: VII. Sleep is supposed to be
Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson: VIII. When they come back
Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson: IX. I felt a funeral in my brain
Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson: X. I've heard an organ talk sometimes
Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson: XI. Going to Heaven!
Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson: XII. The Chariot
The Little Horses

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