Copland, Aaron

January 15, 2013, 7:00 pm

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For some, Aaron Copland conjures images of covered wagons and endless frontiers. For others, he evokes Olympic athletes, astronauts and fallen heroes. From waves of grain to stars and stripes, Aaron Copland defined the soundtrack to everything all-American. This week, we’ll trace his trek from the heart of Brooklyn to the heart of a nation. Featured works include Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, Fanfare for the Common Man and Billy the Kid.

Playlist

Episode 1

Ornstein: A la Chinoise (excerpt)
Lin, p.
BIS 1110
1:45

Copland: The Cat and the Mouse
Smit, p.
Sony 66345
​3:44

Copland: Grohg (excerpts)
London Sinfonietta/Knussen
Argo 443203
17:01

Copland: Symphony for Organ and Orchestra
St. Louis/ Slatkin; Preston, or.
RCA 68292
23:27

Episode 2

Copland: Piano Concerto (excerpt)
Symphony of the Air/ Copland; Wild, p.
Van SVC 3
3:40

Gershwin: Concerto in F (excerpt)
Kostelanetz Orchestra/ Kostelanetz; Previn, p.
CBS 46270
1:07

Copland: Piano Variations
Smit, p.
Sony 66345
11:47

Copland: Short Symphony, I (excerpt)
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/ Russell Davies
Pro Arte 140
4:24

Copland: El Salon Mexico
NY Phil/ Bernstein
Sony 6057
10:56

Copland: Billy the Kid (excerpt)
NY Phil/ Bernstein
Sony 47543
9:58

Episode 3

Copland: Quiet City
New York Phil/ Bernstein
DG 419170
10:31

Copland: Our Town (excerpt)
LSO/Copland
CBS 42429
​3:41

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Boston Pops/ Williams
Phil 412627
​2:56

Copland: Buckaroo Holiday from Rodeo
New York Phil/ Bernstein
Sony 60899
​6:59

Copland: Appalachian Spring
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/ Russell Davies
Pro Arte 140
​25:13

Episode 4

Copland: Sonata for Violin and Piano, III
Previn, p.; Shaham, v.
DG 453470
​6:29

Copland: Lincoln Portrait (excerpt)
Philadelphia Orchestra/ Ormandy; A. Stevenson, n.
Sony 62401
9:09

Copland: Symphony No. 3, I & II
LSO/Copland
Everest 9040
17:46

Copland: Clarinet Concerto
Columbia Symphony/Copland; Goodman, cl.
CBS 42227
16:55

Episode 5

Copland: “Nature, the Gentlest Mother” from Eight Poems by Emily Dickinson
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/ Wolff; Upshaw, s.

Copland: Suite from The Heiress
St. Louis Symphony/ Slatkin
RCA 61699
​8:07

Copland: Old American Songs: “The Boatman’s Dance”, “The Dodger”, “At the River” & “I Bought Me a Cat”
Columbia Symphony/ Copland; Warfield, bar.
CBS 42430
10:36

Copland: Music for a Great City, I
St. Louis Symphony/ Slatkin
​7:26

Copland: Down a Country Lane
McGlaughlin, p.
​1:57

Copland: Symphony No. 3, III (excerpt)
LSO/Copland
Everest 9040
​13:07