×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Copland: Appalachian Spring; The Tender Land Suite; Morton Gould: Fall River Legend
     

Copland: Appalachian Spring; The Tender Land Suite; Morton Gould: Fall River Legend

by Morton Gould
 
While there are plenty of other dandy recordings of Copland's populist magnum opus "Appalachian Spring," this 1959 recording may be the one to get if you're getting only one. For one thing, it has Copland conducting, and while he was not the world's greatest conductor, he was the world's greatest authority on his own music and it shows in his

Overview

While there are plenty of other dandy recordings of Copland's populist magnum opus "Appalachian Spring," this 1959 recording may be the one to get if you're getting only one. For one thing, it has Copland conducting, and while he was not the world's greatest conductor, he was the world's greatest authority on his own music and it shows in his conducting, which, for all its lack of experience and technique, is unsurpassed in insight and lucidity. More to the point, he was the world's greatest admirer of his own music and it shows in his interpretation, which for all its tendency toward sentimentality, is unequaled in affection and sympathy. Plus, Copland is immeasurably helped by the unrivaled playing of the Boston Symphony, which not only plays with more beauty of tone and strength of purpose than it had in the past 50 years, it plays with nearly as much affection and sympathy for the music as Copland himself. Furthermore, RCA's "Living Stereo" sound is every bit as warm and rich and detailed as the best recordings made in the past 50 years. The other music on the disc -- Copland's dappled yellow and brown "The Tender Land Suite," Morton Gould's blood-red "New England Elektra Fall River Legend," plus Gould's two south of the border encores "Tango" and "Guaracha" -- is dandy, but Copland's own 1959 "Appalachian Spring" is the dandiest.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/1993
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0090266150526
catalogNumber:
61505
Rank:
42629

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Appalachian Spring, concert suite for full orchestra

    1. [Introduction of characters]  (03:01)
    2. [Display of action]  (02:55)
    3. [Pas de deux for the bride and groom]  (03:54)
    4. [Revival meeting]  (03:29)
    5. [Bride's solo]  (04:02)
    6. [Reprise of the introduction]  (01:17)
    7. [Shaker theme, The Gift To Be Simple, and variations underscoring scenes of daily activity for the  (03:03)
    8. [Coda]  (03:49)
  2. The Tender Land, suite from the opera

    1. No. 1, Introduction and Love Music  (10:18)
    2. No. 2, Party Scene  (04:42)
    3. No. 3, Finale: The Promise of Living  (05:50)
  3. Fall River Legend, ballet

    1. Prologue and Waltzes  (03:18)
    2. Elegy  (03:20)
    3. Church Social  (03:26)
    4. Hymnal Variations  (04:31)
    5. Cotillion  (03:28)
    6. Epilogue  (02:26)
  4. Latin-American Symphonette for orchestra: Tango

    1. Tango  (05:45)
  5. Latin-American Symphonette for orchestra: Guaracha

    1. Guaracha  (03:12)

Album Credits

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews