No Copland thread till now?! I just came here to read the thread never expecting that might not find it!
Anyway, he could be described as the founder of "the American Sound". So how about starting this thread with discussing your favorite recordings of Rodeo, Billy the Kid, and the Third Symphony?
A bit of background. At the time this article was written, Copland had already written both his early, more difficult works, inspired by Stravinsky, and also his New Deal-era populist works (also inspired by Stravinsky, just more diatonic). A few years later the critic Henry Pleasants was to...
A continuation of the Saturday Symphonies Tradition:
Welcome to another weekend of symphonic listening!
For your listening pleasure this weekend:
Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990)
Symphony No. 3
1. Molto moderato
2. Allegro molto
3. Andantino quasi allegretto
4. Molto deliberato - Allegro...
With apologies to patrons of the "Any interest in an American 100?" thread, who have already seen this:
Mary Anne Amacher, Sound Characters
George Antheil, Ballet Méchanique
Robert Ashley, In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women
Robert Ashley, Wolfman