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Copland: El salón México; Appalacian Spring; Rodeo; Dance Symphony; Fanfare
Aaron Copland, Antal Dorati, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Copland: El salón México; Appalacian Spring; Rodeo; Dance Symphony; Fanfare
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
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Antal Dorati's performance of Appalachian Spring is the most beautiful on disc. There are other performances that have a more rustic character, or perhaps a sharper rhythmic definition, but none have such purity and inn...  more »

     
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Antal Dorati's performance of Appalachian Spring is the most beautiful on disc. There are other performances that have a more rustic character, or perhaps a sharper rhythmic definition, but none have such purity and innocence. It's certainly not the only way to conduct the ballet, but on its own terms, the music simply shines. The remaining works range from the incredibly popular Rodeo music (better known as the music from the beef commercials) to the early but exciting Dance Symphony. All of them have been extremely well recorded, and Dorati's expertise as a ballet conductor ensures that the performances are completely idiomatic. --David Hurwitz

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I'm listening to it now!
09/28/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"An owner of many Copland works on CD performed by many orchestras and conductors, I have found Dorati to be the best yet in interpreting Copland's music. Although Dorati takes most of the pieces at a slower tempo than most, such as Bernstein, he makes up the vigor with his musical interpretation and fluidity. Perhaps the closest to what Copland intended the music to be. Even if you have the same pieces by different conductors, buy this one anyway, you will find the differences rewarding to the ear."
Fine recording: can't find it on Amazon
Roy H. Andes | Helena, MT USA | 03/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have to agree with all the superlatives of the other reviewers. But one cannot find this or any other recording of Appalachian Spring on Amazon, because Amazon can't spell the word, "Appalachian." They instead list it as "Appalacian Spring." Having grown up in the Appalachians, I can recognize the problem: too much in-breeding."
Copland Via Motown
Erik North | San Gabriel, CA USA | 06/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As he had done with his recordings of Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite" and Gershwin's "Porgy And Bess Symphonic Picture", Antal Dorati and his Detroit Symphony Orchestra, in recordings made in the early 1980s, have distinguished themselves in the American classical music canon by taking on the works of America's most popular native composer, Aaron Copland.Beginning with Copland's homage to the land below the Rio Grande, "El Salon Mexico", and continuing on with his lesser-known "Dance Symphony" (a ghoulish work taken from his never-staged 1920's ballet "Grohg"), Dorati and his orchestra then move to the stirring "Fanfare For The Common Man", then traverse the suites Copland extracted from his two ultra-popular ballets--"Rodeo" and "Appalachian Spring." All of these works are done excellently by an orchestra that has often been underrated."