Copland: Appalachian Spring, Billy The Kid / Antal Dorati (180g LP)

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Label: Speakers Corner / Mercury – SR90246 – 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

AAA 100% Analogue – Limited Edition –  Pressed  at Pallas Germany

If you are a classical fan, get a copy of the Speaker’s Corner, Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring etc., SR 90246, Dorati/LSO, 35 MM Film Recording. This will blow you away. Positive Feedback

A old friend & wonderfully dynamic & should be in every collection – HIFI +

A great record by a great American composer recorded long before record companies discovered that American music sells. Dorati is world renowned for his interpretations of both symphonic and ballet scores. This ballet tells the dramatic story of Billy’s life and death as unfolded in Dorati’s compelling performance.

Aaron Copland is among those Americans whose compositions have found worldwide recognition. Measured against his long lifespan (1900–1990), his creative phase was relatively short, and indeed he hardly composed at all from the Sixties onwards. His most important works were his answer to the musical crisis of the Thirties, and he has gone down in history as having greatly influenced the development of New Music in the USA.

The ballets “Appalachian Spring” (1944) and “Billy the Kid” (1938) are considered to be key works of their day. Both have folkloric traits, which brought Copland the reputation of having a penchant for borrowed melodies. In reality, the well-known tunes are very subtly treated and modified, and are incorporated into large-scale, defined forms. Now and again, melodic echoes of Mahler’s music or highly rhythmic exposed passages reminiscent of Stravinsky flash through. The ballet “Billy the Kid” is thoroughly American. Arranged in orchestral ‘wide-screen sound’, as it were, cowboy melodies glow with the very best Wild West tradition, and are bedded in a dramaturgy which is almost ripe for a film soundtrack. The signal to Hollywood is virtually unmistakable. That is America.

June 1961by C.R. Fine und Robert Eberenz

Production: Wilma Cozart-Fine und Harold Lawrence

 

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Musicians:

London Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra

Antal Dorati

Conductor

A1Appalachian SpringComposed By – Aaron Copland
A2Billy The KidComposed By – Aaron Copland
B1Billy The Kid (conclusion)
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