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Detroit Symphony Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin – Copland: Appalachian Spring – Hear Ye! Hear Ye! (Remastered) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Detroit Symphony Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin – Copland: Appalachian Spring – Hear Ye! Hear Ye! (Remastered) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:12:11 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © 2xHD – Naxos

Aaron Copland wrote his rarely heard ballet Hear Ye! Hear Ye! for Ruth Page, the dancer and choreographer who was to become the Grande Dame of American ballet. Its scenario is a murder in a nightclub and the ensuing trial in a Chicago courtroom. Copland infused the score with the spirit of his jazz-influenced pieces, controversially distorting part of the National Anthem, and infiltrating music from some of his earlier works. In complete contrast, Appalachian Spring is his most famous work, a true American masterpiece founded on transfigured dance tunes and song melodies. This is volume two of the Complete Ballet series.

“…I’d say Slatkin’s Appalachian Spring is one of the most illuminating performances of this American classic that I’ve ever heard. Bravo, bravo and thrice bravo!“ (Dan Morgan, MusicWeb International)

“…Leonard Slatkin has a long history of delivering excellent Copland performances, and this new release is no exception. Slatkin’s performance is relatively relaxed, but not droopy, and he doesn’t distend the slow bits unduly…” (David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday)

“…After a powerful performance of the seldom played ballet Hear Ye! Hear Ye!, Leonard Slatkin delivers a striking account of Appalachian Spring, vividly colourful with poetically tender passages.” (Remy Franck, Pizzicato)

1. Scene 1: Prelude 01:49
2. Scene 2: The Courtroom 00:35
3. Scene 3: Dance 01:54
4. Scene 4 02:17
5. Scene 5: The Night-Club Hostess Sworn In 00:43
6. Scene 6: The Chorus Girls’ First Dance 03:51
7. Scene 7: First Pas-de-deux 03:18
8. Scene 8: Pas-de-deux Continued – First Murder 03:37
9. Scene 9: The Courtroom 00:41
10. Scene 10: The Honeymoon Couple 00:42
11. Scene 11: The Chorus Girls Dance with Doves 02:28
12. Scene 12: Second Pas-de-deux and Murder 03:51
13. Scene 13: The Courtroom 00:41
14. Scene 14: The Waiter Sworn In 00:36
15. Scene 15: The Chorus Girls’ Third Dance 01:44
16. Scene 16: Third Pas-de-deux and Murder 03:40
17. Scene 17: The Verdict 00:17
18. Scene 18: The Courtroom 01:46
19. Appalachian Spring 37:57

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonhard Slatkin, conductor

Digitally remastered


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