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Essential Aaron Copland - 12 Greatest Hits


Release Date: 10/14/2003 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 4752452   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Aaron Copland
Performer:  Gregory Peck
Conductor:  Zubin MehtaAntal DorátiSir Neville MarrinerElgar Howarth,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic OrchestraDetroit Symphony OrchestraPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Fanfare for the common man by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
2.
Appalachian Spring: Suite by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; USA 
3.
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
4.
Lincoln Portrait by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Gregory Peck (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
5.
Ceremonial Fanfare by Aaron Copland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USA 
6.
Quiet City by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
7.
Music for Movies by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Elgar Howarth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
8.
El salón México by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1936; USA 
9.
Billy the Kid: The open prairie by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
10.
Billy the Kid: Street in a frontier town by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
11.
Billy the Kid: Waltz by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
12.
Danzón Cubano by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
13.
Dance Symphony by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
14.
Billy the Kid: Celebration (after Billy's capture) by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 Could be better December 20, 2014 By Richard Heffler (Evans City, PA) See All My Reviews "I think the Red Pony Suite, An Outdoor Overture as well as several other works would have been better choices to include rather than the Dance Symphony and Ceremonial Fanfare, which are not great Copland. Also, there is a strange fade-out in Billy the Kid that was a bad choice. The standard Billy the Kid Suite which includes the Gunfight and the return of the Open Prairie music at the end would have been preferable. The performances are fine although Copland's own recordings made when he was around eighty years old are more exciting and better recorded." Report Abuse
 Excellent Copland Collection! January 25, 2014 By J. Thornburg (Englewood, CO) See All My Reviews "A greatest hits collection is never perfect but this one comes close. The selections are varied and quite good. The performances are flawless. Great value. Buy with confidence." Report Abuse
 Well done December 5, 2012 By M. Morley See All My Reviews "Well done. Thanks very much." Report Abuse
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