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Copland: Appalachian Spring (Complete Ballet) - Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!  
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Scene 1: Prelude
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
1:49
2
Scene 2: The Courtroom
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
0:35
3
Scene 3: Dance
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
1:54
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Scene 4
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
2:17
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Scene 5: The Night-Club Hostess Sworn In
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
0:43
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Scene 6: The Chorus Girls' First Dance
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
3:51
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Scene 7: First Pas-de-deux
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
3:18
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Scene 8: Pas-de-deux Continued - First Murder
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
3:37
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Scene 9: The Courtroom
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
0:41
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Scene 10: The Honeymoon Couple
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
0:42
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Scene 11: The Chorus Girls Dance with Doves
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
2:28
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Scene 12: Second Pas-de-deux and Murder
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
3:51
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Scene 13: The Courtroom
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
0:41
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Scene 14: The Waiter Sworn In
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
0:36
15
Scene 15: The Chorus Girls' Third Dance
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
1:44
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Scene 16: Third Pas-de-deux and Murder
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
3:40
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Scene 17: The Verdict
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
0:17
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Scene 18: The Courtroom
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
1:46
Appalachian Spring  
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Appalachian Spring
Aaron Copland; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
37:57
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    72:27
"Leonard Slatkin has a long history of delivering excellent Copland performances and this new release is no exception."
- ClassicsToday.com

"Recording of the Month ... the orchestral blend is impressive and the level of detail, especially in the score’s quiet stretches, is quite exceptional ... I was also struck by the spontaneity of Slatkin’s reading and the way he makes the music sound newly minted ... this performance, bright and sunny, really is rooted in the great outdoors ... as for the DSO, they respond to Copland’s gentle interludes with hushed intensity ... 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!"
- MusicWeb International

This is the second volume in the Complete Ballet series devoted to Aaron Copland from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and multiple Grammy-winning conductor Leonard Slatkin. The programme includes the rarely heard Hear Ye! Hear Ye!, a ballet Copland wrote for dancer and choreographer Ruth Page. He infused the score with the spirit of his jazz-influenced pieces, controversially distorting part of The Star-Spangled Banner and infiltrating music from some of his earlier works. In complete contrast, Appalachian Spring is his most famous composition, a true American masterpiece founded on transfigured dance tunes and song melodies.
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