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Copland & Chavez: Pan-American Reflections / Prieto, Orchestra of the Americas


Release Date: 06/14/2019 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: CKD604  
Composer:  Aaron CoplandCarlos Chavez
Conductor:  Carlos Miguel Prieto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Americas
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Orchestra of the Americas performs Aaron Copland’s euphoric Third Symphony and Mexican composer Carlos Chávez’s rousing Sinfonía india in a thrilling Linn debut. Carlos Miguel Prieto, known for his charismatic conducting and dynamic, expressive interpretations, directs the orchestra. The Orchestra of the Americas performed both works at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival as part of a European tour, which saw the orchestra perform at the Rheingau Festival, the Elbphilharmonie and the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music. Full of hope, heroism and joyful optimism Copland’s Third Symphony is considered the ‘Great American Symphony’; it is perhaps most famous for its finale in which Copland incorporates his Fanfare for the Read more Common Man, an exhilarating conclusion that leaves listeners uplifted. With scintillating indigenous melodies, complex rhythms and highly percussive orchestration, Chávez’s Sinfonía india is the perfect piece to end the programme and showcase this passionate, flamboyant and brilliantly incisive orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3 by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Carlos Miguel Prieto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Americas
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1946; USA 
2.
Symphony no 2 "Sinfonía India" by Carlos Chavez
Conductor:  Carlos Miguel Prieto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Americas
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Mexico 

Customer Reviews

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 Superlative July 23, 2019 By L. Ackerman (Washington, DC) See All My Reviews "There are no weak links here. The playing, the conducting, the presentation. And the music carries nobility and a great connection (Copland and Chávez were very good friends)., Copland famous Fanfare opens the last movement, which means their early ends with a varied, noble statement. Chavez Sinfonia India, rightly his most popular work, are packs ten minutes exciting sonic color. Highly recommended!" Report Abuse
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