Aaron Copland

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Friday, November 14, 2008

With iconic works like "Rodeo," "Billy the Kid," and "Appalachian Spring," Aaron Copland (1900-1990) single-handedly defined the "American" sound in classical music. We mark the composer's birthday anniversary with a liberal sprinkling of his works, including "Simple Gifts," the Violin Sonata, and the Piano Variations.

Also Featured Tonight

Caleb Burhans / a moment for Nick Drake
Nick Drake / Hanging on a Star
Robert Kyr / Violin Concerto No. 2, "On the Nature of Harmony"
Johann Sebastian Bach / Concerto for Three Harpsichords and Strings
Philip Glass / Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra

Comments [3]

Erik from SoHo

Harpsichord concerto was excellent.

Nov. 14 2008 09:58 PM
sarah from manhattan

I don't listen to a lot of music like this...but whoever is playing right now is just great.

Nov. 14 2008 07:35 PM
anthony clune from brooklyn

How about Mingus's "Better Git it in Your Soul"
alternate take

Nov. 14 2008 07:29 PM

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