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Copland: The Tender Land Suite / Piano Concerto / Old American Songs (Arr. for Chorus)




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Aaron Copland's little-known opera The Tender Land takes place on a farm in the American South during the Depression. The composer later wrote, "I was trying...

Disc 1


    The Tender Land Suite (more info)
    Performed by: Elgin Symphony Orchestra
    Composed by: Aaron Copland
    Conducted by: Robert Hanson
    Recording date: 8-9 May 2007

  1. I. Introduction and Love Music - 10:11
  2. II. Party Scene - 4:56
  3. III. Finale: The Promise of Living - 5:32


  4. Piano Concerto (more info)
    Performed by: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Elgin Symphony Orchestra
    Composed by: Aaron Copland
    Conducted by: John Hopkins Robert Hanson
    Gillian Lin, piano
    Benjamin Pasternack, piano
    Recording date: 8-9 May 2007

  5. I. Andante sostenuto - 7:11
  6. II. Molto moderato, Allegro assai - 9:44


  7. Old American Songs I (arr. I. Fine) (more info)
    Performed by: Elgin Symphony Orchestra
    Composed by: Irving Fine Aaron Copland
    Conducted by: Robert Hanson
    Nathaniel Stampley, baritone
    Recording date: 8-9 May 2007

  8. I. The Boatmen's Dance - 3:25
  9. II. The Dodger - 2:24
  10. III. Long Time Ago - 3:03
  11. IV. Simple Gifts - 1:30
  12. V. I Bought me a Cat - 2:23


  13. Old American Songs II (arr. R. Wilding-White) (more info)
  14. I. The Little Horses (arr. R. Wilding-White) - 2:53
  15. II. Zion's Walls (arr. G. Koponen) - 2:03
  16. III. The Golden Willow Tree - 3:40
  17. IV. At The River (arr. R. Wilding-White) - 3:04
  18. V. Ching-a-ring Chaw (arr. I. Fine) - 1:44

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(Dec 20, 2009)
Reviewer:Jim D.
I know the "Old American Songs" were originally set for solo voice, and I have recordings of Copland accompanying Warfield (the original soloist), and conducting the orchestral version. But I first learned these pieces as a member of a chorus, singing them, so that's my favorite arrangement, though the least common. On this disc, the St James Singers are terrific: the first time I played it, I... (read more)





 
 
 
 
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Product Details
 
Composer(s):
Copland, Aaron; Fine, Irving; Lowry, Robert; Traditional

Conductor(s):
Hanson, Robert

Orchestra(s):
Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Artist(s):
Hunt, Jeffrey; Koponen, Glenn; Pasternack, Benjamin; Stampley, Nathaniel; Wilding-White, Raymond

Label: Naxos American Classics
UPC: 636943929728
Item Number: 8559297
Release Date: May 27, 2008

 
 
 
 
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