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Aaron Copland: Suite From The Tender Land/ Appalachian Spring Suite

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Suite From The Tender Land: Introduction
4:43
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Laurie's Aria
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Love Duet
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Stomp Your Foot
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Daybreak Will Come
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Hire A Stranger
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Promise Of Living
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Appalachian Spring Suite
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Gavin Borchert

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Gavin Borchert is a composer and music critic living in Seattle.

04.22.11
Third Angle New Music Ensemble, Aaron Copland: Suite From The Tender Land/ Appalachian Spring Suite
2000 | Label: KOCH Classics / Entertainment One Distribution

Copland was always amused when people would marvel at the evocativeness of his ballet Appalachian Spring, because when he wrote the music for choreographer Martha Graham, she hadn't yet decided what she was going to title her work. He knew only that the plot would involve a young farm couple establishing their first homestead, and to represent their strong faith, he prominently drew on the Shaker hymn “Simple Gifts”; beyond that he had no clue… read more »

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Appalachian Spring Technical

jimpaz

The Third Angle players do faithful and skillful technical justice to the complexity of the Copland’s rhythmic orchestration (where a certain other version available here on eMusic fails), but they fall slighlty short in the area of emotional commitment. One can't get it all.

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Copland with new ears

McEwin

A great interpretation of App Spring that we make you listen with new ears, combined with the lesser-known and seldom-recorded Tender Land suite. I hope someday Koch will record Copland's other "operatic" work, The Second Hurricane, which exists only in a very old narrated suite.