1 CD / Sony Classical / 2014-05-13Works: Samuel Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24; Hermit Songs, Op. 29; Aaron Copland: Old American Songs, Set 1; Old American Songs, for voice & piano, Book 2; Virgil Thomson: Stabat mater; Capital ...
Performers: Barber, Samuel [Composer]; Copland, Aaron [Composer]; James, Joseph; Price, Leontyne; Steber, Eleanor [Soprano Vocals]; Thomson, Virgil [Composer]; Tourel, Jennie; Warfield, William [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Strickland, William
Ensemble: Dumbarton Oaks Chamber Orchestra
"Warfield does these [songs] practically to perfection, accompanied by Copland himself...a better performance of this ingratiating music is difficult to imagine. The recording is one...continue...
Copland: Piano Concerto; El Salon Mexico; Appalachian Spring; Old American Songs / Aaron Copland, piano; William Warfield, baritone
1 Super Audio CD / Praga / 2014-04-08Works: Aaron Copland: Concerto for Piano; El salón México; Appalachian Spring, ballet for 13 instruments; Old American Songs, Set 1
Performers: Copland, Aaron [Composer]; Warfield, William [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard; Abravanel, Maurice; Dorati, Antal; Copland, Aaron [Composer]
Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; New York Philharmonic; Utah Symphony Orchestra
This release in Praga's Reminiscences series, which features audiophile SACD remasters of historic recordings, focuses on the music of American composer Aaron Copland. Four major...continue...
2 CD / Sony Classical / 2011-11-29Works: Aaron Copland: Vitebsk, study on a Jewish Theme, for piano trio; Sextet, for clarinet, piano & string quartet (arr. of Symphony no 2); Piano Quartet; Duo, for flute (or violin) & piano; Lincoln Portr...
Performers: Copland, Aaron [Composer]; Levant, Oscar [Piano]; Lipton, Martha; Shaffer, Elaine; Warfield, William [Baritone Vocals]; Wright, Harold [Clarinet]
Conductors: ; Kostelanetz, André
Ensemble: ; Juilliard String Quartet
Carl Sandburg only appears on about 14 minutes of this mid-priced two-CD set, but it's a very important 14 minutes in terms of his artistry and career. The poet/singer's four-decade association with A...continue...
1 CD / Sony Classical / 2003-09-30Works: Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the common man; Appalachian Spring; Old American Songs, Set 1; Rodeo; Symphony no 3; Billy the Kid
Performers: Warfield, William [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Copland, Aaron [Composer]
Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
"The composer directs with unrivaled insight throughout. The remastering for CD is done most skillfully, retaining the ambiance of the originals while achieving more refined...continue...