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Copland - Greatest Hits


Release Date: 09/06/1991 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 60837   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Aaron CoplandEugene OrmandyArthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraPhiladelphia OrchestraBoston Pops
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If anyone could claim to have written the definitive music of America, Aaron Copland would have the title. There is hardly a person alive who isn't already familiar with his "Fanfare for the Common Man" or "Hoedown" from his ballet 'Rodeo.' Copland's GREATEST HITS, as collected by RCA Victor, gives a savory taste of his very American work.
While the bulk of his popular work is usually heavy on pomp and percussion, 'Appalachian Spring,' uses strings and horns to create a vibrant pioneering scene. Originally written for a Martha Graham ballet, it highlights Copland's versatility. It contrasts dramatically against the other major ballet suite on the album, 'Billy the Kid.' While both stories concern themselves with people, the true
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Works on This Recording

1. Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Aaron Copland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 
Length: 25 Minutes 21 Secs. 
2. Billy the Kid: Suite by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 19 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3. The Tender Land: Party Scene by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Aaron Copland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954/1955; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
4. Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes - no 4, Hoe-down by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
5. The Tender Land: The Promise of Living by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Aaron Copland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954/1955; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
6. Fanfare for the common man by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 

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