Copland: Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, etc.

Copland: Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, etc.

by Leonard Bernstein


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Aaron Copland's music evokes stereotypical images of the American heartland: sprawling prairies, wagons on the trail, cowboys, and wholesome Shaker simplicity. So it may come as a shock to discover that Copland was born in bustling Brooklyn and was a lifelong New Yorker. Still, no other composer's music has been used so frequently -- in films and TV commercials -- to represent the pioneer spirit of the good ol' USA. Even folks who've never heard of Copland will recognize the "Hoedown" from "Rodeo," "Simple Gifts" from "Appalachian Spring," and the rousing, patriotic "Fanfare for the Common Man." Leonard Bernstein's performances had the composer's stamp of approval, and they have yet to be bettered.

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Release Date: 10/28/1997
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646308226
catalogNumber: 63082
Rank: 33583


  1. Appalachian Spring: Suite
  2. Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
  3. Billy the Kid: Suite
  4. Fanfare for the common man

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