Copland - Orchestral Works 1: Ballets
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Cat No: CHSA5164
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 29th January 2016
WorksAppalachian Spring: Suite
Billy the Kid: Ballet Suite
El Salon Mexico
Fanfare for the Common Man
Rodeo (Four Dance Episodes)
ArtistsBBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Written in 1938, the hugely successful Billy the Kid is a fine illustration of the limpid orchestration and clarity that Copland achieved in works made famous thanks to their popular accessibility. Similarly, four years later, in Appalachian Spring, he created a lastingly influential American soundworld, firmly rooted in the diatonicism of simple folk melodies. A third ‘nationalist’ ballet, Rodeo, and Fanfare for the Common Man were composed in the same year, 1942, the latter being possibly the most instantly recognizable piece in the history of American orchestral music. The energetic dances and national melodies of El Salón México reveal Copland’s other use of folk material, as a musical souvenir of foreign lands that had made an impression on him.
This album was recorded two months after a highly successful concert broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
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