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COPLAND, A.: Rodeo / Piano Concerto / Billy the Kid Suite (Hollander, Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)


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COPLAND, A.: Rodeo / Piano Concerto / Billy the Kid Suite (Hollander, Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

Inspired by the spacious landscape of the American prairie, Copland’s ballets are amongst the most vibrant and tuneful in the repertoire. Rodeo, the second of his cowboy ballets, is about the desperate attempts of a cowgirl to become a ranch cowhand, and quotes a variety of American folk-tunes, including the irrepressible ‘Hoe Down’. The orchestral suite of Billy the Kid evokes prairie and frontier town in scenes of suspense, violence and fleeting romance, orchestrated with vivid immediacy. The 1926 Piano Concerto caused uproar at its première. In two movements, it is saturated in jazz and blues effects, rhythmically unorthodox and highly sophisticated—a blistering assertion of New York swagger.

Copland, Aaron

  Rodeo - 4 Dance Episodes
1.   I. Buckaroo Holiday 00:07:08
2.   II. Corral Nocturne 00:04:16
3.   III. Saturday Night Waltz 00:04:43
4.   IV. Hoe Down 00:03:18
  Piano Concerto
5.   I. Andante sostenuto 00:08:04
6.   II. Molto moderato - Allegro assai 00:09:48
  Billy the Kid Suite
7.   Billy the Kid Suite 00:20:52

Total Playing Time: 00:58:09

Copland, Aaron

Schwarz, Gerard

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Hollander, Lorin

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.571202

Barcode: 747313120277

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Physical Release: 03/2012

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