Copland - Appalachian Spring, 8 Poems of Emily Dickinson | ABC Classics ABC4810863

Copland - Appalachian Spring, 8 Poems of Emily Dickinson

Label: ABC Classics

Cat No: ABC4810863

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 28th July 2014

Contents

Artists

Emma Matthews (soprano)
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Benjamin Northey

Works

Copland, Aaron

Appalachian Spring
Poems (8) of Emily Dickinson

Artists

Emma Matthews (soprano)
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Benjamin Northey

About

Aaron Copland described Dickinson’s work as “fresh, precise, utterly unique”. Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson are the perfect vehicle for Emma Matthews’ technical brilliance. In this recording there is a wonderful sense of the humane, of vulnerability and exquisite tenderness, her expressive genius delivering these one-way conversations most convincingly.

The orchestration for the Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson is in a chamber style, calling for small orchestral forces, so Copland’s Appalachian Spring for 13 instruments proves the ideal coupling. This is a work that defines the essence of America in music: the wide open skies, the pioneering spirit, and the values of simplicity and directness.
 
Soprano Emma Matthews sang Copland's Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson with technical care and a glowingly resonant low register…’ Sydney Morning Herald, June 2013

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