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American Classics - Copland: Symphony No 3, Danzon Cubano, Dance Symphony / Batiz, Mata

Release Date: 06/30/2009 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 95221   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Eduardo MataEnrique Bátiz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony OrchestraOrquesta Tipica De La Ciudad De MexicoMexico City Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although Copland wrote three symphonies only one of them is actually numbered. The 1928 Symphony No.1 is, in fact, an arrangement of the earlier Organ Symphony from 1924; the Dance Symphony is the second in order of composition and No.3 dates from 1944-46. The premičre took place in October, 1946, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Serge Koussevitsky. It is known as the essential American symphony and it amalgamates his distinct "Americana" style of the ballets with symphonic form. The Fanfare for the Common Man, written in 1942, is used as a theme in the fourth movement and fragments from the Fanfare are also used for thematic material in the first three movements. Both conductors on this CD were born in 1942 in Mexico City. Read more Eduardo Mata was killed when, in 1995, the plane that he was piloting crashed shortly after take off for Dallas: he was aged 53. Enrique Bátiz is still very much with us and has become one of the most famous orchestra conductors, winning international popularity and fame. Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 3 by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1946; USA 
Length: 41 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Danzón Cubano by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Dance Symphony by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Enrique Bátiz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orquesta Tipica De La Ciudad De Mexico,  Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Length: 17 Minutes 1 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 3 (1986): I. Molto moderato, with simple expression
Symphony No. 3 (1986): II. Allegro molto
Symphony No. 3 (1986): III. Andantino quasi allegretto
Symphony No. 3 (1986): IV. Molto deliberato
Danzón Cubano (1999 Digital Remaster)
Dance Symphony (1999 Digital Remaster): Introduction: Lento - molto allegro
Dance Symphony (1999 Digital Remaster): Andante moderato
Dance Symphony (1999 Digital Remaster): Allegro vivo

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