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The Ultimate Copland Album


Release Date: 11/09/1999 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 466909   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Aaron Copland
Performer:  Marilyn Horne
Conductor:  Antal DorátiCarl DavisElgar HowarthDavid Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony OrchestraEnglish Chamber OrchestraLondon Sinfonietta,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This selection contains both ADD and DDD recordings.
Born in the year 1900, Aaron Copland defined a century of American music as no other composer. This collection, assembled in celebration of what would have been the composer's 100th birthday, features his most famous pieces.
They are known by all: "Fanfare for the Common Man" has passed into the realm of popular music and is even featured regularly on sports broadcasts. The selections from 'Rodeo' and 'Billy the Kid' have irrefutably affected Western movie music, and 'Appalachian Spring' is so evocative of American pastoral beauty, one cannot help but envision scenic vistas.
The performances by a number of top international orchestras have been culled from Decca's music archives.
This selection contains both ADD and DDD recordings.
Born in the year 1900, Aaron Copland defined a century of American music as no other composer. This collection, assembled in celebration of what would have been the composer's 100th birthday, features his most famous pieces.
They are known by all: "Fanfare for the Common Man" has passed into the realm of popular music and is even featured regularly on sports broadcasts. The selections from 'Rodeo' and 'Billy the Kid' have irrefutably affected Western movie music, and 'Appalachian Spring' is so evocative of American pastoral beauty, one cannot help but envision scenic vistas.
The performances by a number of top international orchestras have been culled from Decca's music archives. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fanfare for the common man by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
2.
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes - no 3, Saturday Night Waltz by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
3.
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes - no 4, Hoe-down by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
4.
Old American Songs, Set 1: Simple Gifts by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
5.
Variations on a Shaker Melody by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
6.
Music for Movies: The Story of Grover's Corners by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Elgar Howarth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
7.
Billy the Kid: The open prairie by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
8.
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 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
9.
Billy the Kid: Mexican Dance and Finale by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
10.
Billy the Kid: Gun Battle by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
11.
Billy the Kid: The Open Prairie again by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
12.
El salón México by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1936; USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 33 Secs. 
13.
Appalachian Spring: Suite by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 
Length: 22 Minutes 5 Secs. 
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 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 

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