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Copland: El Salón México, Appalachian Spring, Etc / Dorati


Release Date: 06/14/1991 
Label:  London/Decca Jubilee Catalog #: 430705   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dorati's account of Appalachian Spring is splendid, highly recommendable to anyone who prefers the bright colour and exciting attack of the full-orchestra version. It is not quite so light on its feet in the quick music as Marriner's reading, but even where Dorati seems slowish by comparison (in the square-dance-like music at fig. 23, say) there is always a compensating crispness and vigour. The more lyrical music is beautifully calm and luminous, the expression simple and pure, overt emotionalism sparingly applied and all the more moving for that restraint. The recording is very clean and fairly close but by no means devoid of atmosphere.

-- Gramophone [6/1986]

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Copland's
Read more orchestral textures are such that they seem particularly to benefit from CD, which here conveys the music's freshness with especial vividness. The playing is absolutely splendid throughout, even if Dorati's interpretation of El salon Mexico does not have quite the edge of Bernstein's version (CBS). Less familiar, and in fact less typical of the composer, is the early Dance Symphony. This receives what is probably the most satisfactory reading here. In the case of the Rodeo episodes, Dorati does not have quite the sympathy with popular idioms evident in the composer's own LP recording (CBS). All four readings are of superlative quality from the executive viewpoint, however, and certainly this is sonically an exhilarating record.

-- Gramophone [4/1985]
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Works on This Recording

1.
El salón México by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1936; USA 
2.
Dance Symphony by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
3.
Fanfare for the common man by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
4.
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
5.
Appalachian Spring: Suite by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 

Sound Samples

El salón Mexicó
Dance Symphony: 1. Lento - molto allegro - adagio molto
Dance Symphony: 2. Andante moderato
Dance Symphony: 3. Allegro vivo
Fanfare For The Common Man
Rodeo: 1. Buckaroo Holiday
Rodeo: 2. Corral Nocturne
Rodeo: 3. Saturday Night Waltz
Rodeo: 4. Hoe-Down
Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite: 1. Very slowly
Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite: 2. Allegro
Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite: 3. Moderato: The Bride and her Intended
Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite: 4. Fast: The Revivalist and his Flock
Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite: 5. Allegro: Solo Dance of the Bride
Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite: 6. Meno mosso
Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite: 7. Doppio movimento: Variations on a Shaker Hymn
Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite: 8. Moderato: Coda

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