Aaron Copland Early Orchestral Works

Agnieszka Kopacka, Ian Hobson & Sinfonia Varsovia - Martinů: Early Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 (2018)

Agnieszka Kopacka, Ian Hobson & Sinfonia Varsovia - Martinů: Early Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 321 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 05 | Time: 76:07 min

This series of recordings of Martinus early orchestral works has already brought more than its fair share of surprises. The two shorter works here are colourful and atmospheric tone-poems, pieces of real substance and major discoveries in their own right. But it is the 1922 symphonic triptych Vanishing Midnight (Mijejici pulnoc in the original Czech) here receiving its first recording which will prove the real revelation.
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!!
Zubin Mehta, Sir Neville Marriner, Carl Davis, Antal Dorati, Marilyn Horne - Aaron Copland: Orchestral & Vocal Works (1996) 2CD

Aaron Copland: Orchestral & Vocal Works (1996) 2CDs
Fanfare For The Common Man; Appalachian Spring; Lincoln Portrait; Quiet City;
Music For Movies; Ceremonial Fanfare; El Salón México; Old American Songs;
Dance Symphony; 4 Dances From 'Rodeo'
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta; Gregory Peck, speaker
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Sinfonietta, conducted by Elgar Howarth; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Carl Davis; Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Antal Doráti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 554 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 313 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 448 261-2 | Time: 02:12:18

If you want a good sampling of Copland's orchestral works, then this 2-CD compilation comes highly recommended, with excellent performances of works such as Appalachian Spring, Quiet City, El Salón México and others. (Presto Classical)
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.
Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid & Rodeo - San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (2005) {RCA-BMG}

Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid & Rodeo - San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (2005) {RCA-BMG}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 336 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 179 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 59 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 RCA / BMG Music | 82876-65840-2
Claccical / Contemporary Classical

I'm a big fan of Copland. His music can be dramatic, sad, joyful, and just plain fun. I also think his music is a good vehicle for personal expression of the performer/conductor. I don't think this is true for all composers–-I cringe at some interpretations of Bach–-but I usually enjoy it when a performance of Appalachian Spring or Bill the Kid contains some individual stamp that indicates the performer is really feeling and enjoying what they are doing. The combination of Copland's timeless compositions and subtle playing effects can be very sophisticated indeed.