Copland - Appalachian Spring (complete ballet), Hear Ye! Hear Ye! | Naxos - American Classics 8559806

Copland - Appalachian Spring (complete ballet), Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

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Label: Naxos - American Classics

Cat No: 8559806

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 9th September 2016

Contents

Artists

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Leonard Slatkin

Works

Copland, Aaron

Appalachian Spring
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: ballet in one act

Artists

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Leonard Slatkin

About

Aaron Copland wrote his rarely-heard ballet Hear Ye! Hear Ye! for Ruth Page, the dancer and choreographer who was to become the Grande Dame of American ballet. Its scenario is a murder in a nightclub and the ensuing trial in a Chicago courtroom. Copland infused the score with the spirit of his jazz-influenced pieces, controversially distorting part of the National Anthem, and infiltrating music from some of his earlier works. In complete contrast, Appalachian Spring is his most famous work, a true American masterpiece founded on transfigured dance tunes and song melodies. This is volume two of the Complete Ballet series. Volume One is on 8559758.

Leonard Slatkin is Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He also maintains a rigorous schedule of guest conducting throughout the world and is active as a composer, author, and educator. Slatkinís more than a hundred recordings have received seven Grammy awards and 64 nominations. His Naxos recordings include works by Saint-SaŽns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninov, Borzova, McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO).

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