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Copland: Rodeo; Dance Panels; El Salón México; Danzon Cubano / Leonard Slatkin, Detroit SO

Album Summary

>Copland, Aaron : Rodeo
>Copland, Aaron : Dance Panels
>Copland, Aaron : El salón México
>Copland, Aaron : Danzon Cubano
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

While Copland's hugely successful celebration of the American West, Rodeo , has become an American classic, Dance Panels is barely known despite working beautifully as a concert work. Based on popular Mexican melodies, the glittering, even exotic El Salón Mexico is one of Copland's most frequently performed works. Of his rhythmically complex Danzón Cubano , inspired by a visit to a dance hall in Cuba, in which there were two orchestras playing at both ends, the composer himself wrote: "I did not attempt to reproduce an authentic Cuban sound but felt free to add my own touches of displaced accents and unexpected silent beats." GRAMMY ® Award-winning conductor Leonard Slatkin's recording of Copland's Lincoln Portrait (8.559373-74) received "the kind of performance that brought tears to my eyes" ( Audiophile Audition).

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
In many ways, this is a typical Leonard Slatkin disc: an interesting program played in a well-controlled. Rhythms are cleanly executed, smooth, and a little back on the beat with a minimum of lift off the beat. This program is recommendable for Dance Panels and for a complete Rodeo. It is available in Blu-Ray audio and standard CD. I have only the Blu-Ray, and it sounds fine. See my review of Marin Alsop's Prokofieff in this issue for more about the Blu-Ray format. Charles Greenwell's notes are nicely informative, particularly about Dance Panels.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detro.



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Works Details

>Copland, Aaron : Rodeo
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit, USA (11/09/2012-11/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Copland, Aaron : Dance Panels
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit, USA (10/12/2012-10/14/2012)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1959-1962

>Copland, Aaron : El salón México
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit, USA (10/12/2012-10/14/2012)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1933-1936

>Copland, Aaron : Danzón Cubano
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit, USA (10/12/2012-10/14/2012)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942