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Gershwin: New York Connections

Gershwin: New York Connections Lowest new price: $8.48
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Copland: Music for Films

Copland: Music for Films Lowest used price: $7.22
Model: 2025759

1. - 7. The Red Pony - 1. Morning on the Ranch, 2. The Gift, 3. Dream March, 4. Circus Music, 5. Walk to the Bunkhouse, 6. Grandfather's Story, 7. Happy Ending, 8. Our Town, 9. The Heiress Suite, 10. - 14. Music for the Movies - 10. New England Countryside, 11. Barley Wagons, 12. Sunday Trafic, 13, Grovers Corners, 14. Threshing Machines, 15. Prairie Journal (Music for Radio)

This is a great series of recordings. Leonard Slatkin has generally chosen the right balance of music for the composers used in the series (with terrific cover art from Thomas Hart Benton). This disc is devoted to Copland's film music. The treat here is a version of The Heiress Suite reconstructed by Arnold Freed. Copland's talent for writing for films rested in his ability to identify and maintain themes, at the same time not slacking on the transitional details. This belongs in any Copland collection. --Paul Cook

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Copland: The Modernist

Copland: The Modernist Lowest new price: $13.77
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The material covered on Copland the Modernist offers an important--and highly enjoyable--counterweight to the icon of folksy Americana that the composer is usually made out to be. And though such works as Appalachian Spring and Rodeo have kept Copland high on the list of the 20th century's most popular composers, his achievement extends well beyond the familiar beauty of those musical landscapes. Michael Tilson Thomas, who has evolved into arguably the finest American conductor of his generation, has a special affinity for American maverick composers, and the selections here represent Copland as a probing artist who made his own impression straddling the popular-classical divide. In fact, Copland's later experiments in serialism were simply a natural development of his restless curiosity, of which these early assimilations of jazz into a symphonic idiom are excellent examples. Tilson Thomas manages at the same time to convey the heady inspiration from European models and the sense of embarking on a brave new world that went into the Short Symphony and Symphonic Ode (composed for the Boston Symphony). This is spectacular, spiky, incisive playing by a great American orchestra of a great American composer. --Thomas May

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William Kapell Edition

William Kapell Edition Lowest used price: $22.87

Blessed with transcendent technique and an affinity for big, bold Romantic works, William Kapell has been hailed as America's greatest homegrown pianist. This comprehensive collection of his complete recorded output, previously unreleased recordings, and broadcast tapes adds luster to a reputation that's become legendary since his tragic death in a plane crash at age 31. The earliest recordings, from the mid-1940s, bristle with raw energy and virtuosic flourishes tempered by an innate musicality that rises above mere display.

The disc coupling Khachaturian and Prokofiev concertos is charged with excitement; the Rachmaninoff pairing of the Paganini Variations and the Concerto No. 2 weds the Grand Romantic style to poetic lyricism; and an inspired Liszt group is charged with dynamic energy. Best may be the two Chopin discs: spontaneous, rhythmically flexible sonatas and mazurkas. The later recordings demonstrate the repose that comes with artistic maturity, and the "live" broadcasts reveal Kapell's warmth and spontaneity in concert. Splendid transfers help make this long-awaited set appealing to music lovers in general, as well as piano buffs. --Dan Davis

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Copland: Billy the Kid, Rodeo / Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite

Copland: Billy the Kid, Rodeo / Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite Brand: RCA Victor Living Stereo
Model: 2195106

Gould had a leg up on the conducting competition, as he brought a composer's perspective to his authoritative interpretations of Copland and Grof+ª-AND he knew both men. Here are pristine new remasters of Copland's Billy the Kid and Rodeo and Grof+ª's Grand Canyon Suite , with one track ( Billy the Kid Waltz ) new to CD!

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  • Shrink-wrapped

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Class Brass - On The Edge

Class Brass - On The Edge Lowest new price: $5.99
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Just for the Record: The Golden Voice

Just for the Record: The Golden Voice Lowest new price: $35.00
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Brand: HORNE,MARILYN

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Genre: Classical Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 11-NOV-2003

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Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man, Appalachian Spring Suite, Third Symphony

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man, Appalachian Spring Suite, Third Symphony Lowest new price: $11.34
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Brand: Reference Recordings

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Bernstein's America

Bernstein's America Lowest used price: $0.95

Berstein's America featuring his own work, along with performances by Charles Ives, Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin

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  • Manufactured by Deutsche Grammophon. 1999
  • 289-463-465-2


CBS Masterworks Dinner Classics: An American Picnic

CBS Masterworks Dinner Classics: An American Picnic Lowest new price: $23.22
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