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Appalachian Spring (Bernstein) ~ Aaron Copland
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 26 Jun 2007
This is indeed a very special disc. Bernstein had a great affinity with Copland during the course of his lifetime both personally and professionally and in these recordings that affinity is there for all to hear. There is one point during the course of Appalachian Spring where he builds the strings up to such an emotional crescendo that many a listener could be moved almost to tears. In Rodeo, his pacing is quick throughout culminating in a rip-roaring Hoe-Down finale that is completely invigorating. Billy the Kid is also meticulously performed with Bernstein bringing out every detail in a way that is utterly captivating. Rather than going for the popular version of Fanfare for the… Read more