I've had this collection of Copland pieces, in album and cassette form, for many years. I consider it an essential part of my collection, which I listen to often. The only piece that's a little bothersome to my ear is Hoedown, which the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra played a little too fast. In copies of this CD I've made for myself and friends, I replace this version of Hoedown with one from another CD, where Copland himself is conducting...a much slower and more enjoyable version of the piece. All the other cuts on this CD are excellent interpretations of Copland, including his masterpiece, "Appalachian Spring." I highly recommend this CD to any Copland fans out there, or to anyone who wants a fine introduction to a great American composer and his work.