Copland: Symphony No. 3; Quiet City
New York Philharmonic
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|1||Symphony No. 3||New York Philharmonic & Leonard Bernstein||--||$7.76||View In iTunes|
I. Molto moderato
|New York Philharmonic & Leonard Bernstein||11:03||Work Only||View In iTunes|
II. Allegro molto
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III. Andantino quasi allegretto
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IV. Molto Deliberato (Fanfare) - Allegro risoluto
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||Quiet City - for Cor Anglais, Trumpet and Strings||Philip Smith, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic & Thomas Stacy||10:45||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Best of the Best
This is one of Copland's best collection of pieces played by one of the best orchestras of the mid-1900's, which was conducted by possibly the best conducter of the 20th century. I'd recommend this album to anyone who enjoys any of Copland's music, especially IV, which contains the famous Fanfare for the Common Man.
This is the definative performance of both Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony and Quiet City. Bernstein and the NYP milk every possible phrase for all it's worth. And Quiet City might as well have been written for Phil Smith, probably the greatest classical trumpet player since Adolph Herseth. His lyricism is above reproach and his tone is positively breathtaking. On a side note, this was probably one of Joe Alessi's (my favorite trombonist) first performances as the principal trombone of the NYP...
The Bernstein DG's really are a "must have" for your repertoire
It can be argued that NY's woodwinds and brasswinds are the ruling class in the digital recording age - and the strings ain't bad either...This work is perhaps underused in Copland's catalog, but it really is a collage of what he was all about. Contrapuntal textures in the woodwinds, the lushness of the high strings, and of course the sheer power and tone of the the brass section will not be denied. By the way Shires fans - these guys play Edwards horns (as do I :-) Seriously though - just add it to your collections - it's a fine recording all the way around. PS Quiet City is excellent as well.
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