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|Copland, Anthony Julius, Dorati|
Fanfare for the Common Man
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
Here's a fine introduction to some best-loved American classical works, captured in some of their best performances ever. David Zinman leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra through a solid reading of Bernstein's Symphonic... more »
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Here's a fine introduction to some best-loved American classical works, captured in some of their best performances ever. David Zinman leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra through a solid reading of Bernstein's Symphonic Dances that really comes alive with the "Mambo" section. Antal Dorati's take on Appalachian Spring from 1984 is the disc's real highlight--delicate, innocent, and gorgeous. The inclusion of Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Barber's Adagio for Strings, and the Overture to Candide make this set hard to resist, and Dorati and Zinman provide nice alternatives to Leonard Bernstein's popular interpretations of these works. --Jason Verlinde
Wonderful, Wonderful music
intotheblue_ | Bountiful, UT United States | 11/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This compilation CD has some of the best recordings of these pieces on the market today.
David Zinman and the BSO do a remarkable job with the Symphonic Dances; compared to the Berstein and NYP recording it's played cleaner and better, the recording quality is much higher, although I think the interpretation award will have to go to Lenny on this one.
This is the best recording of the Barber Adagio, hands down. I own 5, and have heard many more, but Dorati and Detroit just play it more colorfully and beautifully than anyone else. The ensemble is perfect, and the recording quality is stunning.
My one complaint is the Fanfare for the Common Man. It's just not clean; I've frequently wondered why the Detroit Brass just didn't do another take.
All in all, this is a wonderful disc for a wonderful price."