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South America

Donald Macleod looks at Copland's works based on the rhythms and melodies of Latin America.

Donald Macleod continues his journey through the landscapes and locations of Copland's life and work, today looking at South America. Copland travelled to Mexico in 1932, and it would be the first of many visits south of the border. He loved the vibrancy, colour, people and food of Mexico, assimilating the sounds and rhythms into his own music, and taking the same inspiration from Cuban and Brazilian musics.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Aaron Copland

    El Salon Mexico

    Performer:New York Philharmonic, Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

    • DG: 431 672-2.
    • 1.
  • Aaron Copland

    Danzon Cubano

    Performer: William Chapman Nyaho (piano), Performer: Susanna Garcia (piano)

    • Centaur: CRC 2405.
    • 7.
  • Aaron Copland

    Three Latin American Sketches

    Performer: New Philharmonia Orchestra, Conductor: Aaron Copland

    • Sony Classical: SMK60133.
    • 15.
  • Aaron Copland

    Clarinet Concerto

    Performer: Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Performer: Benny Goodman (clarinet), Performer: Laura Newell (harp), Performer: Abba Bogin (piano), Conductor: Aaron Copland

    • SONY CLASSICAL LN2: SM3K 46559.
    • 8.
  • Aaron Copland

    El Salon Mexico

    Performer:New York Philharmonic, Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

    • DG: 431 672-2.
    • 1.
  • Aaron Copland

    Danzon Cubano

    Performer: William Chapman Nyaho (piano), Performer: Susanna Garcia (piano)

    • Centaur: CRC 2405.
    • 7.
  • Aaron Copland

    Three Latin American Sketches

    Performer: New Philharmonia Orchestra, Conductor: Aaron Copland

    • Sony Classical: SMK60133.
    • 15.
  • Aaron Copland

    Clarinet Concerto

    Performer: Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Performer: Benny Goodman (clarinet), Performer: Laura Newell (harp), Performer: Abba Bogin (piano), Conductor: Aaron Copland

    • SONY CLASSICAL LN2: SM3K 46559.
    • 8.

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