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

Total Playing Time: 00:58:09




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