Aaron Copland, Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony - Aaron Copland - The Populist album FLAC
Composed By – Aaron Copland. Conductor – Michael Tilson Thomas. Cover – Jayne Wexler. Creative Director – Janet DeMatteis. Design – Carol Bobolts. Total Playing Time 76:30 Recorded May 19-23, 1999, at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco ASCAP Aaron Copland 1900.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Tilson Thomas' typically relaxed interpretations are I think perfectly suited to Copland's style and, joined to skilled playing by the San Francisco Symphony and the excellent engineering Tilson Thomas as usual receives on his BMG sessions, makes for a perfect interpretation of the three ballets. I compared the recording with the excellent one done by the composer and the Boston Symphony.
Copland: The Modernist. This fine 1990s disc from Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony covers compositions by Aaron Copland during a short period in his life between 1926 and 1933, right after the artist had emerged to some level of artistic prominence but before he became a true musical icon. The works are at times jazz-influenced, like the earliest of the featured compositions, the Piano Concerto, but most are more modernist than the scores from the late 1930s and 1940s that form Copland's most famous achievement.
Aaron Copland may well be the best-known, the most loved, and the all-around greatest of twentieth century American composers, but his music from the '20s and '30s is still relatively unknown, still relatively unloved, and of still questionable greatness. From this 1996 recording by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, one would have to vote for the latter because Copland the Modernist is every bit as great a composer as Copland the Populist.
The San Francisco Symphony has toured regularly with current music director Michael Tilson Thomas, most recently a highly successful East Coast tour in April 2016 which included performances in Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. This coming November, the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas will embark on their fourth tour of Asia together with performances in Seoul, South Korea; Tainan, Taiwan; Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai, China; Beijing, China; Osaka, Japan; and Tokyo, Japan. Aaron Copland (1900–1990) conducted the Orchestra in 1966. Other composers who have led the Orchestra include Ernst von Dohnányi in 1927, Ottorino Respighi in 1929, Arnold Schoenberg in 1945, Darius Milhaud in 1949, Manuel Rosenthal in 1950, Leon Kirchner in 1960, Jean Martinon in 1970, and Howard Hanson.
Album: The Populist Aaron Copland. Album: Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 "Choral", Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Album: Aaron Copland - The Modernist.
Aaron Copland & London Symphony Orchestra. San Francisco Symphony & Michael Tilson Thomas. Aaron Copland: Music for the Theatre, Music for Movies, Quiet City, Clarinet Concerto. Orchestra Of St. Luke's, Dennis Russell Davies, The Orchestra Of St. Luke's & Dennis Russel. Copland: Piano Music. John Williams, Boston Pops Orchestra & Tanglewood Festival Chorus. J. Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony & Guide to Strange Places. David Robertson & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.
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- Copyright (c) – BMG Entertainment
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – BMG Entertainment
- Distributed By – BMG Entertainment
- Recorded At – Davies Symphony Hall
- Composed By – Copland*
- Conductor – Michael Tilson Thomas
- Edited By – Markus Heiland
- Liner Notes – Michael Steinberg
- Orchestra – San Francisco Symphony*
- Producer – Andreas Neubronner
- Recording Supervisor – Markus Heiland
NotesRecorded May 19-23, 1999, at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.
Total Playing Time 76:30
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