I first heard Rodeo (played along with the Clarinet Concerto) in Edinburgh's Usher hall with the (then) Scottish National Orchestra conducted by the composer. I thought the music wonderful and went out the next day to buy Leonard Bernstein's recording of Rodeo and Billy The Kid. The recording, of course, was an LP and, because I no longer have a record deck, I was denied Copland until I downloaded this CD. I am something of a fan of Michael Tilson-Thomas (heard them a few Edinburgh Festival's ago)and I was not at all surprised to find this performance and recording to be extremely good. It is probably true to say that Copland needs a fine American orchestra and conductor. Here he basks in the brilliant sunshine of both. An excellent recording!