Copland: Rodeo / Dance Panels / El salón México / Danzón cubano Detroit Symphony Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin
- Aaron Copland (1900-1990): Rodeo (1942)
- 1I. Buckaroo Holiday07:55
- 2II. Corral Nocturne03:47
- 3III. Ranch House Party03:19
- 4IV. Saturday Night Waltz05:01
- 5V. Hoe Down04:47
- Dance Panels: A Ballet in Seven Sections (1959, rev. 1962)
- 6I. Introduction: Moderato (Tempo di valzer) - Espressivo un poco rubato03:47
- 7II. Allegretto con tenerezza (Un poco rubato)04:21
- 8III. Scherzando - Moderato04:02
- 9IV. Pas de Trois: Lento04:10
- 10V. Con brio03:36
- 11VI. Con moto01:33
- 12VII. Molto ritmico - Coda - Come prima - Moderato04:48
- El Salón México (1932, rev. 1936)
- 13El salon Mexico11:55
- Danzón Cubano (1942, rev. 1945)
- 14Danzon Cubano07:12
Info zu Copland: Rodeo / Dance Panels / El salón México / Danzón cubano
While Copland’s hugely successful celebration of the American West, Rodeo, has become an American classic, Dance Panels is barely known despite working beautifully as a concert work. Based on popular Mexican melodies, the glittering, even exotic El Salón Mexico is one of Copland’s most frequently performed works. Of his rhythmically complex Danzón Cubano, inspired by a visit to a dance hall in Cuba, in which there were two orchestras playing at both ends, the composer himself wrote: “I did not attempt to reproduce an authentic Cuban sound but felt free to add my own touches of displaced accents and unexpected silent beats.” GRAMMY® Award-winning conductor Leonard Slatkin’s recording of Copland’s Lincoln Portrait (8.559373–74) received “the kind of performance that brought tears to my eyes” (Audiophile Audition).
„My top-choice Rodeo, including the composer’s own. Plus, it’s complete, with four or five minutes of material you’re unlikely to have ever heard before. This particular performance alone got the CD on my Recording of the Year list, but some colleagues and friends are enjoying the rare work Dance Panels just as much or more.“ (Brian Reinhart, MusicWeb International)
“There’s so much to admire here; an immaculately played, sensationally recorded anthology of Copland orchestral music...All immaculate, though lacking the touch of wildness which Bernstein and Tilson Thomas displayed on their recordings. But, at this price, who’s complaining?” (The Art Desk)
“There's vintage Copland here, and Leonard Slatkin is a persuasive advocate; but the full-size string section of the Detroit Symphony occasionally swamps details...this is an enjoyable programme; and Dance Panels is certainly worth discovering.” (BBC Music Magazine)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in December 2012, is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an unwavering commitment to Detroit. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the twelfth Music Director of the DSO during the 2008-09 season and acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik was appointed Principal Pops Conductor in November 2012. The DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock.
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Internationally renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin is currently Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and of the Orchestre National de Lyon and Principal Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He is also the author of a new book entitled Conducting Business. His previous positions have included a seventeen-year tenure with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, a twelve-year tenure with the National Symphony as well as titled positions with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Philharmonia Orchestra of London, Nashville Symphony Orchestra and the New Orleans Philharmonic.
Always committed to young people, Leonard Slatkin founded the National Conducting Institute and the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and continues to work with student orchestras around the world. Born in Los Angeles, where his parents, conductor-violinist Felix Slatkin and cellist Eleanor Aller, were founding members of the Hollywood String Quartet, he began his musical studies on the violin and studied conducting with his father, followed by training with Walter Susskind at Aspen and Jean Morel at the Juilliard School. His more than 100 recordings have brought seven GRAMMY® Awards and 64 GRAMMY® Award nominations. He has received many other honours, including the 2003 National Medal of Arts, France’s Chevalier of the Legion of Honour and the League of American Orchestras’ Gold Baton for service to American music.