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COPLAND, A.: Dance Symphony / Symphony No. 1 / Short Symphony (Bournemouth Symphony, Alsop)


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COPLAND, A.: Dance Symphony / Symphony No. 1 / Short Symphony (Bournemouth Symphony, Alsop)

This second Naxos disc of Copland Symphonies (No. 3 is available on 8.559106) opens with Symphony No. 1, an arrangement of the 1924 Symphony for Organ and Orchestra. Copland was especially fond of his Short Symphony (Symphony No. 2) on account of its complex, irregular rhythms and clear textures. The socalled Dance Symphony, described by the composer as ‘a large symphonic work’ (hence the Symphony title), is derived from his early vampire ballet Grohg, inspired by the 1921 German expressionist film Nosferatu. Copland wrote: ‘If the first movement is thin, dainty and pointed, the second movement is songful and sustained. The third movement is characterized by violence and syncopation.’

Copland, Aaron

  Symphony No. 1
1.   I. Prelude: Andante 00:06:51
2.   II. Scherzo: Molto allegro 00:08:01
3.   III. Finale: Lento 00:10:27
  Short Symphony, "Symphony No. 2"
4.   I. quarter note = 144 00:04:21
5.   II. half note = 44 00:05:08
6.   III. quarter note = 144 00:06:02
  Dance Symphony
7.   I. Dance of the Adolescent: Lento - Molto allegro 00:06:56
8.   II. Dance of the Girl Who Moves as if in a Dream: Andante moderato 00:05:12
9.   III. Dance of Mockery: Allegro vivo 00:05:17

Total Playing Time: 00:58:15

Copland, Aaron

Alsop, Marin

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559359

Barcode: 0636943935927

Physical Release: 10/2008

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