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COPLAND, Aaron - Les compositeurs

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Compositeur: COPLAND, Aaron ((1900-1990))
COPLAND, Aaron Son musique:
His works include: 'Outdoor Overture', 'Fanfare for the Common Man', 'Apalachian Spring', 'Billy the Kid', 'Our Town', 'The Red Pony', 'El Salon Mexico', 'The Quiet City', 'Lincoln Portrait', 'Danzon Cubano', 'Rodeo', 'Symphony No. 3'
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The American Connection - Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland

The American Connection - Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland
ID: BRIL6169
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Collection:
World Music
Subcollection: Popular Classical Music Melodies

CD 1- Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig - Kurt Masur / S. Stöckigt piano (1)
CD 2- Royal Philharmonich Orchestra - Carl Davis
CD 3 - Royal Philharmonich Orchestra - Philip Ellis
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Israel Piano Trio (Vollkov, Breuer, Bergman)

Israel Piano Trio (Vollkov, Breuer, Bergman)
ID: BTR9504
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Jewish Music
Subcollection: Piano

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Copland - Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and Clarinet Music by 'Les Six'

Copland - Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and Clarinet Music by 'Les Six'
ID: CC0001
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Music for Clarinet

For its first release, Clarinet Classics featured the world premiere recording of Aaron Copland's Sonata. Re-worked by the composer from his own Violin Sonata this is a major addition to the clarinet repertoire.

Copland: Clarinet Sonata, (Re-worked by the composer from his own Violin Sonata)
Honegger: Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano, H 42
Milhaud: Duo Concertant / Sonatina for clarinet and piano, Op. 100
Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata, Op. 184
Tailleferre: Arabesque & Sonata

Victoria Soames Samek (clarinet), Julius Drake (piano)
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The World of Clarinet Classics - Complete tracks taken from each of the first nineteen releases of Clarinet Classics

The World of Clarinet Classics - Complete tracks taken from each of the first nineteen releases of Clarinet Classics
ID: CC0020
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Music for Clarinet

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Barber Agnus Dei - An American Collection

Barber Agnus Dei - An American Collection
ID: COR16031
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

13.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

In the Beginning - Choir of Merton College, Oxford

In the Beginning - Choir of Merton College, Oxford
ID: DCD34072
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Choir

Founded as recently as 2008, the new Choir of Merton College, Oxford is rapidly emerging as a major force in collegiate choral music. On this, their debut recording, the choir’s two directors helm a diverse programme that reflects the range and reach of the choir’s daily repertoire. Bookended by two pieces titled In the Beginning Gabriel Jackson’s ravishing version of the rarely-set Johannine Prologue, Copland’s glowing account of the first seven days of creation - this disc offers a themed sequence of Renaissance and modern classics, all captured in sumptuous sound in the radiant acoustics of Merton’s famous chapel.

Copland:
In the Beginning

Gombert:
Lugebat David Absalon 8vv

Holst:
Nunc dimittis, H127

Jackson, Gabriel:
In the Beginning was the Word

Lukaszewski:
Nunc dimittis

Palestrina:
Nunc dimittis

Weelkes:
When David Heard

Whitacre:
When David Heard


Beth Mackay (mezzo-soprano) & Natasha Tyrwhitt-Drake (organ scholar)
Choir of Merton College, Oxford, Benjamin Nicholas & Peter Phillips (conductors)
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American Piano Trios: Beach, Ives, Bloch, Copland, Cowell

American Piano Trios: Beach, Ives, Bloch, Copland, Cowell
ID: DSPRCD057
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano and Cello

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GENOVA & DIMITROV PIANO DUO

GENOVA & DIMITROV PIANO DUO
ID: GD240
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

The International Piano Duo Federation New York - Tokyo, acknowledged Aglika Genova and Liuben Dimitrov as "the most successful young piano duo in the world" as a result of its complex worldwide statistics. For the five years since its foundation at the end of 1995 the Duo won all the major prestigious international piano-duo contests: Murray Dranoff Two-Piano Competition (Miami, USA), ARD Music Competition (Munich, Germany), Two-Piano Competition Tokyo (Japan), Bellini Music Competition (Caltanissetta, Italy), Premio V. Bucchi Music Competition (Rome, Italy).
Aglika Genova and Liuben Dimitrov were born in Bulgaria. Both graduated in piano from the Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of Music in Sofia. They had post-graduate master classes with the great Russian pianist Prof. Vladimir Krainev in Hanover (Germany), following his personal invitation. It was there that the idea of establishing the duo was born. Currently they live in Germany and they give concerts on four-handed piano and two grand pianos all over the world. The Genova & Dimitrov Piano Duo has performed to public and critical acclaim at such renowned international events as the festivals in Ludwigsburg, Schwetzingen, Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, "Heidelberg Spring" (Germany), in Athens (Greece), in Miami and Southampton (USA), etc. They have also made a number of radio- and TV recordings in the USA, Japan, Australia, Germany, and Bulgaria.
The present release includes works of composers from the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. The programme is indicative of the wide range of the duo's repertoire, as well as of their ambition to present to the listeners popular yet rarely performed works.
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SCHUMANN - PROKOFIEFF - WOLF - COPLAND - R. STRAUSS - RUDOLF KEMPE CONDUCTS

SCHUMANN - PROKOFIEFF - WOLF - COPLAND - R. STRAUSS - RUDOLF KEMPE CONDUCTS
ID: GM4.0049
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection:
Orchestral Works
Subcollection: Orchestre

15.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

GERSHWIN - NEW YORK CONNECTIONS - Elizabeth Hayes, piano

GERSHWIN - NEW YORK CONNECTIONS - Elizabeth Hayes, piano
ID: QTZ2005
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

A fascinating exploration of piano works by American composers whose lives, in some way, have been touched by New York. "These pieces seemed tied inextricably with the American personality and culture", says Elizabeth Hayes of this programme, "at times warm and intimate, at others dazzling and extroverted, capturing an essence of blue-grass, jazz, hoe-downs and a cool, lyrical modernity".


Gershwin: New York Connections
I was performing Maple Leaf Rag, The Entertainer and some of the Gershwin Songbook as part of a recital programme. An American friend asked if I played Joplin's Solace, and so later that month I sat down with a couple of scores of Joplin's rags and found them exhilarating. I wanted to explore the American piano repertoire more fully.
I had performed Rhapsody in Blue several times with orchestras, but never properly explored the solo piano version. I was already familiar with Samuel Barber's works, but had yet to include any in my programmes.

I had the chance later that year of visiting New York for the first time, and loved it. I began to connect together a programme of American composers whose lives had touched New York. These pieces seemed tied inextricably with the American personality and culture - at times warm and intimate, at others dazzling and extroverted, capturing an essence of blue-grass, jazz, hoe-downs and a cool, lyrical modernity.

So gradually this recording took shape; I hope it shows the colour and immediacy that I found.

George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn in 1898, and lived in New York for most of his life. In all of his music there is a vibrancy and colour: the bright lights of Broadway, the glamour of Hollywood. The Preludes were published in 1926. Nos. 1 and 3 are energetic, with moments of schmaltz. No.2 is essentially a blues piece - warm and tender with a simple melody over a strummed bass line.

Gershwin's success was born of the many songs from the shows he wrote with his brother Ira. He arranged several for solo piano, loving to sit and improvise at the many after-show parties. Who Cares? comes from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Of Thee I Sing, written in 1931, and has a modern feel. Fascinating Rhythm and The Man I Love came earlier, in 1924, the year of Rhapsody in Blue. I Got Rhythm was written in 1930 and is a larger-scale arrangement, with a change of key and style in the middle.

The piece that perhaps epitomises Gershwin's style more than any other is Rhapsody in Blue. Written in haste in 1924 when a mooted idea for a concert at the Aeolian Hall in New York became a reality, it is romantic, heart-on-sleeve music. A simple melodic and rhythmic idea forms the basis for the piece, which falls loosely into three sections, and he draws on many different influences in its composition: moments of ragtime, jazz and blues, as well as the work of more established composers such as Rachmaninov and Stravinsky.

Gershwin arranged the piece for solo piano in 1927, managing to keep the sense of a large-scale orchestral work while making some cuts to the original.

Aaron Copland's Four Piano Blues were written in 1949. More than any other composer he seems able to portray the sense of America's landscape and the cultural roots of its music. He was born in Brooklyn in 1900, living most of his life in New York City until his death in 1990.

Though he was known more widely for his large-scale orchestral works, Copland writes with intimacy and a very personal voice in these short pieces. Each has a descriptive performance direction: 1. Freely poetic; 2. Soft and languid; 3. Muted and sensuous; 4. With bounce.

Leonard Bernstein's Anniversaries are again intimate portraits, snap-shots of people in his life. He wrote several sets - these four are from 1948.

1. Dedicated to his wife, Felicia Montealegre - it shows sadness, beauty, a complex character, implicit tenderness. 2. For Johnny Mehegan, is sexy and dangerous - a foretaste perhaps of the music of West Side Story. Mehegan was a successful jazz pianist and close friend of Bernstein.

3. Written for the composer David Diamond - there is a seriousness here, but also a sensitivity. 4. For Helen Coates - a whirlwind of a piece, describing his assistant - a woman central to his career. It shows a brittle, pointed character, buzzing with energy and with a fiery temper.

Leonard Bernstein became connected with New York through his work with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, from 1958, and was a friend and colleague of Copland, dying there the same year, 1990.

Samuel Barber wrote the four Excursions from 1942 to 1944, describing them as "excursions in small classical forms into regional American idioms...Their regional characteristics, as well as their sources in folk material and their scoring, reminiscent of local instruments, are easily recognised." Though sometimes labelled as "neo-Romantic", Barber's writing refuses to be pigeon-holed into one particular style, and these pieces show that diversity well.

The first is the only piece to show sophistication and dryness in its boogie-woogie bass line and rhythmic patterning. More dissonant than the others, it may reflect the city of New York where he lived for some years, dying there in 1981. No.2 has a feel of the deep south, a plaintive blues melody. The third is opulent and lush, with a vaguely Latin-American style. The cross-rhythms are complex, though the overall effect is very free and improvisatory. Finally there is a hoe-down; the fourth piece is exuberant and folksy, reminiscent of harmonica and fiddle-playing.

Scott Joplin was born in Texas in 1868, and spent the life of an itinerant ragtime pianist until moving to New York in 1911. He worked in the bars and jazz clubs of St. Louis and Chicago for many years, but was later able to gain an income from the publication of his rags - notably his first success, Maple Leaf Rag - named after the Maple Leaf Club of Sedalia, where he played for some time. The Entertainer has become perhaps his most famous composition - both this and Maple Leaf Rag encapsulate the elegance, subtlety and wit of Joplin's work. Magnetic Rag is an example of the later rags, more experimental in its harmonies, and with one of its sections in a minor key. It has the feel of an accompaniment to a silent movie, with a broader emotional scope than usual. Solace, subtitled A Mexican Serenade, is a much more personal statement, with a gentle melancholy and beautiful lyricism

Programme Notes by Elizabeth Hayes
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