HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Aaron Copland

Go down 
AuthorMessage
NoCoPilot

avatar

Posts : 13033
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 64
Location : Seattle

PostSubject: Aaron Copland   Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:03 pm

Good FUCKING Lord.

This weekend I heard Copland's Third Symphony on the radio and enjoyed it immensely.  I used to have it on LP but, for some reason, never bought a CD. I have three versions of Appalachian Spring and a couple each of Billy The Kid and Rodeo, and various other pieces (including a really nice set of piano music) but Sym. No. 3?  Nope.

So I ordered it.

While I'm waiting I decided to review what I did own.  Some VERY nice stuff, particularly partial to the piano + chamber orchestra version of Appalachian Spring, which coincidentally was one of the first digital recordings ever made in the US.

But I discovered a couple of other fondly-remembered LP tracks were also missing from my collection: El Salón México, Danzón Cubano, Quiet City, Our Town...  So I decided to make a CDR.  Found good quality recordings online, downloaded them and burned a CD.  However, the first track, Fanfare for the Common Man, was a pretty old recording (I think Copland himself was conducting) and it didn't match the sonics of the more-recent tracks.

So I went looking for a newer better recording.  Found one by, of all people, the Seattle Symphony.  It sounded great on my little teeny computer speakers.  Downloaded it, and replaced the older recording in my playlist and reburned the CD.

On playing it back I was -- no shit -- literally scared out of my mind!  I've NEVER HEARD such massive dynamics.  This is on par with Flim & The BBs "Tricycle" or Paul Winter's "Theodora Is Dozing" or "Blade Runner 2049" or any of the other "hi-fi showcase" pieces I've been collecting.  I listened to it five times on my speakers and twice on headphones, and I finally stopped shaking.  Good fucking lord what a recording!

This YouTube video doesn't do it justice:

Back to top Go down
View user profile
NoCoPilot

avatar

Posts : 13033
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 64
Location : Seattle

PostSubject: Re: Aaron Copland   Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:58 am

Huh. I’d forgotten “Fanfare for the Common Man” is actually part of the Third Symphony. No wonder I liked it so much.

Leonard Slatkin/Detroit Symphony Orchestra (2015) = just as dynamic as SSO
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Aaron Copland
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Aaron "Cody" Stepp
» New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez arrested on murder charge - Trial set to begin January 9, 2015 #3
» New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez arrested on murder charge - Trial set to begin January 9, 2015 #4
» Daily Star reporting on the cost
» Sean Copeland blog

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: Topics :: Arts & Entertainment-
Jump to: