Aaron Copland Early Orchestral Works

Copland Collection - Early Orchestral Works, 1922-1935 (1991) [REPOST]

The Copland Collection - Early Orchestral Works, 1922-1935
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | APE: 655 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # SM2K 47332 | Country/Year: US 1991, 1972
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

This is an excellent collection of Aaron Copland’s early orchestral works, written when the composer was in his twenties and mid-thirties. These pieces have not achieved the notoriety of Mr. Copland’s later “populist” compositions and contain more modernist devices. Some of these feature jazz elements (such as the Piano Concerto, Music for the Theater and the Dance Symphony, which was drawn from materials composed for the “Grogh” ballet). Despite the complexity of these selections, the music is both exhilarating and interesting, albeit challenging. Repeat listenings are required if one wishes to fully appreciate these compositions…

Aaron Copland - early works  Music

Posted by dakszhund at Feb. 15, 2009
Aaron Copland - early works

Aaron Copland - early works 1922 - 1935
MP3 | TT: cc 150' | Covers | Booklet | 325 MB | 4 parts

This is an excellent collection of Aaron Copland’s early orchestral works, written when the composer was in his twenties and mid-thirties.

The Aaron Copland Collection: Orchestral & Ballet Works (1936-1948)  Music

Posted by scoredaddy at Nov. 22, 2008
The Aaron Copland Collection: Orchestral & Ballet Works (1936-1948)

The Aaron Copland Collection: Orchestral & Ballet Works (1936-1948)
FLAC + CUE | Complete Artwork Scans: 1.00 GB | 3 CDs
1990 | CBS | Classical

If you want a prime collection of Copland's more accessible works, this is it. Yes, it's true that Bernstein's recordings of individual pieces are often bolder and livelier; but this set offers the composer's own authoritative view of his work, and for that reason alone it is priceless. In addition, it includes virtually all the orchestral pieces he composed during his "populist phase," from El Salon Mexico (1936) to the Clarinet Concerto (1948). You won't find some of these lesser-known gems, such as An Outdoor Overture (1938) or Letter from Home (1944, written–like Rhapsody in Blue–for Paul Whiteman), on typical single-disc Copland compilations. I'd even go so far as to claim this as one of the four indispensable compilations of American instrumental music from the first half of the twentieth century (the others on my list–in case anyone cares–are Joshua Rifkin playing Scott Joplin, Oscar Levant playing Gershwin, and the Blanton-Webster band recordings of Duke Ellington).
Sinfonia Varsovia & Ian Hobson - Martinů: Early Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Sinfonia Varsovia & Ian Hobson - Martinů: Early Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 66:27 minutes | 668 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Martinu’s mature orchestral works are now a mainstay of the repertoire. But the generous quantity of orchestral music he wrote between his late teens and early thirties is as good as unknown; some of it, indeed, has never even been performed. That’s the case with the ballet Stín (‘The Shadow’) from 1916, which has its world premiere in this recording – astonishingly, in view of the quality of the music it contains. Although the action of the ballet is dark – a girl dances with her shadow in the presence of Death – Martinů’s score presents a series of remarkably buoyant and cheery dances.
Richard Strauss : Early Orchestral Works - Orchesterverein Wilde Gung'l - Jaroslav Opela

Richard Strauss : Early Orchestral Works - Orchesterverein Wilde Gung'l - Jaroslav Opela
Unknown Rip | APE tracks (No Cue+No Log) | Complete Scans | 56min. | 224 MB
19th Century Music | Orchestral Music | Koch Schwann 3-1533-2 H1 | 1997

Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949) was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known particularly for his operas, Lieder, and tone poems. Strauss, along with Gustav Mahler, represents the extraordinary late flowering of German Romanticism after Richard Wagner.
Otto Ketting - Early Orchestral Works - (KCO - Haitink & Bour - Residentie Orkest - Vonk)

Otto Ketting - Early Orchestral Works
(KCO - Haitink & Bour - Residentie Orkest - Vonk)

EAC 099pb4 Rip | FLAC+CUE, LOGs | 1 CD | 68:05 min
296 MB | 300 dpi PDF Complete Scans
Genre: 20th Century - Contemporary | Label: Etcétera

Otto Ketting is one of the leading musical figures in the Netherlands. He is good at composing but he works as well as a teacher, conductor or musicologyst. Here you will find some of his early orchestral works written in his personal language. Enjoy!!
Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo - Iannis Xenakis: Orchestral Works, Vol.5 (2008) (Repost)

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo - Iannis Xenakis: Orchestral Works, Vol.5 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:00:15 | 336 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Timpani | Catalog: 1113

On the four previous installments in Timpani's series of the orchestral works of Iannis Xenakis, Arturo Tamayo and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg have presented highly varied and volatile works from different periods of the composer's career and have provided an excellent overview of his output. This fifth volume focuses on the early orchestral works, which brought architect and mathematician Xenakis world renown as a cutting-edge composer and put him in direct opposition to the serial establishment.
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic & David Alan Miller - Corigliano, Torke, Copland: Orchestral Works (2016)

National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic & David Alan Miller - Corigliano, Torke, Copland: Orchestral Works
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, booklet | 73:52 min | 328 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

This is the first recording for Naxos by the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, which is composed of elite conservatory students from across the United States and abroad. The chosen works reflect the richness and variety of the American repertoire. A work of immense poignancy and power, John Corigliano’s Symphony No.1 is a commemoration of friends of the composer who died during the 1980s and ’90s. Michael Torke’s Bright Blue Music evokes rich lyricism couched in the composer’s favorite key of D major. The suite from Copland’s Appalachian Spring is one of the great, quintessential American works.
Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony - Aaron Copland The Populist (2000)

Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony - Aaron Copland The Populist (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 207 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | # 09026-63511-2 | Time: 01:16:30

The three Copland classics on this disc–Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring and Rodeo–are all ballet scores, and from the very first bars of Billy, with its evocative depiction of the wide-open prairies, you are firmly in the territory of music that tells a story. But you don't need to follow all the ins and outs of each story to enjoy music which paints as vivid a picture of rural America as you could hope for. If the sprightly "Hoe Down" from Rodeo brings a splash of colour to concert programmes, the remarkable thing about so much of the music in these three pieces is how quietly sensitive it is. And while Michael Tilson Thomas does not hold back in wringing every last ounce of splashy razzmatazz, he is equally the master of introspective music which clearly demonstrates that you don't need to be loud to be a populist. The recordings were made in the San Francisco Symphony's home, Davies Symphony Hall. You couldn't hope for more authentic performances than this–more than 76 minutes of dyed-in-the-wool Americana.
Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony, Garrick Ohlsson - Aaron Copland The Modernist (1996)

Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony, Garrick Ohlsson - Aaron Copland The Modernist (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BMG | # 09026-68541-2 | Time: 01:06:19

Aaron Copland may well be the best-known, the most loved, and the all-around greatest of twentieth century American composers, but his music from the '20s and '30s is still relatively unknown, still relatively unloved, and of still questionable greatness. Was Copland the Modernist too far out to connect to a big audience so he re-created himself as Copland the Populist to become the best-known, most loved, and greatest American composer? But was his Piano Concerto from 1926 really too jazzy and vulgar, his Symphonic Ode from 1928 really too cerebral and severe, his Piano Variations from 1930 really too harsh and austere, and his Short Symphony from 1934 really too rhythmic and complex or was it lack of familiarity made them seem so? From this 1996 recording by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, one would have to vote for the latter because Copland the Modernist is every bit as great a composer as Copland the Populist.