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Quote from: vandermolen on September 20, 2018, 09:12:34 AMThe forthcoming release of his Third Symphony (John Wilson, Chandos) uses the original ending which I now much prefer to the version which incorporates the cuts suggested by Leonard Bernstein. The recent release on Naxos (Slatkin) was the first to perform the original coda.
Quote from: vandermolen on November 03, 2018, 07:21:16 AMAnd it is a fabulous CD in every respect! The performance of Symphony 3 is as good as any I have heard and the recording best of all. I heard so much more instrumental detail, especially in the second movement. The performance is very fine, rather slow at the start but of great cumulative slumbering power and I was delighted to hear the original coda, which I now prefer, which has only been recorded once before by Skatkin with the Detrois SO on a fine recent Naxos release. I must have 15 recordings of Copland's Third Symphony ( ) but this is my favourite. The icing on the cake is the other works, the craggy 'Connotations', the 'Letter from Home' which I don't recall hearing before and which reminded me, at the start of Elmer Bernstein's wonderful score for 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. The short 'Down a Country Lane' is an eloquent close to a terrific CD. One of my discs of the year I suspect.[asin]B07HGBM68Z[/asin]
Quote from: PerfectWagnerite on December 29, 2018, 12:29:25 PMAll 4 volumes are free to download if you have an Amazon Prime account if I might add. I think kudos to Chandos for featuring these fabulous and nicely filled CDs. I don't think there are too many Copland discs featuring non-American conductor and band despite Copland's reputation and popularity.Of these I particularly enjoy this one:just a crazy good Symphony No. 1 and a dazzling Statements.
Quote from: Maestro267 on January 05, 2019, 09:44:15 AMIsn't the Symphony No.1 just the Organ Symphony sans organ?
Quote from: vandermolen on August 17, 2019, 12:15:24 AMAn interesting new release coupling, uniquely I think, Copland's Third Symphony with Sinfonia India by Chavez. It also incorporates the original ending of Copland's Third Symphony:
Quote from: Roasted Swan on August 17, 2019, 12:28:15 AMThe "original ending" thing about Copland 3 is a bit of a red herring. I think Bernstein was absolutely right to suggest the - brief - cut. All the original is is an extension of an already somewhat extended final peroration. To my mind this is a perfect example of folk looking for a 'special'/unusual selling point to promote their new recording as something different. Of course this is now about the 3rd (4th?) recording to use these extra bars so not that USP any more anyway.My favourite example of a pointless USP was the Chandos recording of the Elgar violin concerto using a different version of the cadenza Elgar wrote (pragmatically) for a recording when he knew the existing tech wouldn't pick up the detail of what he'd already written. Never in a million years did Elgar consider that an alternative for regular use.
Quote from: vandermolen on August 17, 2019, 12:40:55 AMMust respectfully disagree with you RS about the original ending of Copland's Third Symphony which I find even more moving and spine-tingling than the more familiar version. I think it's great, like the 1920 ending of A London Symphony by Vaughan Williams. I think it must be the third recording, the others being by Slatkin on Naxos and Wilson on Chandos. Also, as for USP, the original ending is not mentioned anywhere in the booklet or on the CD cover as far as I can see.
Quote from: Roasted Swan on August 18, 2019, 02:23:10 AMWe agree on far more than we don't - so I concur about agreeing to disagree here! I had a quick listen comparing Wilson with Bernstein's last recording and unless I'm missing something the "cut" really is just a couple of the repeated thwacks on the bass drum - about 15 seconds in all. I agree absolutely about the RVW/London symphony extended epilogue (and the other excisions from the final revision) but this reinstatement doesn't do it for me.
Quote from: PerfectWagnerite on January 05, 2019, 10:01:49 AMThe organ part more or less got absorbed by other instruments. I think it sounds better without the organ anyway.
Quote from: vers la flamme on March 26, 2020, 03:24:56 AMI'm not much of a Copland guy, but I'm over my phase of strongly disliking his music. They say growing up as a music student in Finland, you are going to hate Sibelius as part of a "rebellion" against the music that is constantly shoved down your throat, and perhaps it is the same story here in America with Copland. I have the Bernstein Century disc with Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, and Billy the Kid. Listening to Appalachian Spring now. I'm enjoying it, and as it is a beautiful early springtime here in the Appalachian Piedmont, I can't help but hearing extramusical associations in the music—even though, of course, Copland named the piece only after its completion. Anyway, I ought to give more of his music a fair chance. I have heard some of those BBC Philharmonic Copland recordings on Chandos and liked what I heard, I might want to get my hands on one of those CDs, or maybe something on Naxos. It seems they have recorded a lot of his orchestral music under fine conductors, Slatkin, Alsop, Judd, etc. What other Copland is worth listening to? I remember really enjoying the early Piano Concerto back when I was first getting into classical music.
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