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Donald Macleod explores Copland's life and work through the places he lived, visited, and evoked in his music, beginning with New York city.

Born in New York at the beginning of the 20th century, Copland would call the city home for most of his life. Donald Macleod explores the impact this had on his musical development, and the opportunities it afforded him - from beginning his studies as a composer during the birth of jazz, to his role in the 1939 New York World Fair.

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Mon 6 May 2013 18:30

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  • Aaron Copland

    The Cat and the Mouse

    Performer: Nina Tichman (piano)

    • WER:6211-2.
    • 14.
  • Aaron Copland

    Music for the Theatre (extract: nos 2,3 and 4)

    Performer: Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Performer: Dennis Russell Davies (cond)

    • Nimbus: NI 2522.
    • 24.
  • Aaron Copland

    Piano Concerto

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (piano), Performer: San Francisco Symphony, Performer: Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

    • RCA:09026 68541 2.
  • Aaron Copland

    The City (Suite) (extract) The Steel Mill, Sunday Traffic

    Performer: Eos Orchestra Performer: Jonathan Sheffer (cond)

    • Telarc:CD80583.
  • Aaron Copland

    Quiet City

    Performer: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Performer: Raymond Mase (trumpet), Performer: Stephen Taylor (cor anglais)

    • DG: 427 335-2.
    • 5.

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