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01-09-2017, 06:23 AM
A quartet of albums with film music by distinguished American composer Aaron Copland. Copland didn't write very
many film scores, so inevitably there are duplications (three versions of his most popular score, The Red Pony).
These are all my rips. Please inquire the FLAC links in this thread. PM's will be ignored. Artwork and booklet are only
included for the Telarc/Sheffer album.

Unlike many ivory tower concert composers of 20th century America, Aaron Copland wanted to be a film
composer. Badly. He wanted his brand of popular Americana to reach as many listeners as possible, and he saw films
as a practical outlet, Unfortunately, many Hollywood producers perceived music that came from outside of Hollywood
as per se ivy league, or "Carnegie Hall". As a consequence, Copland was asked very rarely to score a mainstream
motion picture - much to his dismay. The Red Pony is probably his most recognized score, and a fine one it is. Also,
music from Our Town and Of Mice and Men found its way into his Music for Movies suite, of which there are many
recordings. The titles on this Telarc album,, however, are far less known, so the CD consists almost exclusively of
premiere recordings. From Sorcery to Science Copland wrote for a puppet show feature of the World's Fair,
and so the music is very broad, very colorful, and very entertaining. The City was a much-praised documentary
feature at the time and contains a substantial amount of fine music. The Cummington-Story, OTOH, is a best
forgotten WWII movie that nevertheless harbors much attractive music, forged into a 10 minute suite here by
conductor Jonathan Sheffer (himself a versatile film composer, and much in demand as a conductor for his
colleagues). The North Star was a lavish, pro-Russian propaganda feature; not surprisingly, its makers
ran into difficulties in the Cold-War era.

Having won Academy Award nominations for each of his first three Hollywood film scores -- Of Mice and Men (1939),
Our Town (1940), and The North Star (1943) -- Copland was much in demand for further film music. When he finally
decided to return to films after completing his Symphony No. 3 in 1947, it was once again in collaboration with producer-
director Lewis Milestone, with whom Copland had worked on the first and third of the films mentioned above. Milestone,
whom Copland called "a classy and intelligent director," had decided to make his first color film an adaptation of
John Steinbeck's novella The Red Pony. Once he had read, and liked, the Steinbeck book, Copland decided to join
the project, agreeing to write and record approximately an hour of music -- one of his largest musical efforts -- in ten
weeks for a significant (for the time, at least) fee of $15,000. The film and score were completed in 1948, with the film
released the following year. Steinbeck's novella tells the story of Jody Tiflin (renamed Tom in the film), a young boy who
lives on a ranch near Salinas, CA, with his parents and the cowhand Billy Buck. The novella and film deal with the death
of Tom's beloved pony Gabilan and the subsequent birth of Gabilan's foal, along with the relationships between the
various characters and scenes of everyday life on the ranch. Steinbeck himself wrote the film's screenplay, slightly
condensing and rearranging the action of his book.

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Music Composed by
Aaron Copland

Played by the
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
EOS Orchestra
Philadelphia Orchestra
Orchestra of St. Luke`s
Cleveland Pops Orchestra

Adlai Stevenson (narrator)
William Blount (clarinet)

Conducted by
Leonard Slatkin
André Previn
Eugene Ormandy
Jonathan Sheffer
Louis Lane
Dennis Russell Davies

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"Few figures in American music loom as large as Aaron Copland. As one of the first wave of literary and musical
expatriates in Paris during the 1920s, Copland returned to the United States with the means to assume, for the next
half century, a central role in American music as composer, promoter, and educator. Copland's sheer popularity and
iconic status are such that his music has transcended the concert hall and entered the popular consciousness; it both
accompanies solemn and joyous celebrations the world over (Fanfare for the Common Man) and punctuates the familiar
words "Beef: It's What's for Dinner!" (Rodeo) for millions of television viewers.

Copland was the youngest of five children born to Harris and Sarah Copland, Lithuanian Jewish immigrants who owned
a department store in Brooklyn. He did not take formal piano lessons until he was 13, by which time he had also begun
writing small pieces. Instead of attending college, Copland studied theory and composition with Rubin Goldmark and
piano with Victor Wittgenstein and Clarence Adler, and attended as many concerts, operas, and ballets as possible.
In 1921, he went to Fontainebleau, France, taking conducting and composition classes at the American Conservatory.
He went on to study in Paris with Ricardo Viñes and Nadia Boulanger and spent the next three years soaking up all
the European culture, both new and old, that he could. He learned to admire not only composers like Stravinsky,
Milhaud, Fauré, and Mahler, but others such as author André Gide. Boulanger's performance of Copland's 1924
Organ Symphony with Koussevitzky was the beginning of a friendship between the conductor and composer that
led to Copland teaching at the Berkshire Music Center (Tanglewood) from 1940 until 1965.

After his return to America, Copland drifted toward an incisive, austere style that captured something of the sobriety
of Depression-torn America. The most representative work of this period -- the Piano Variations (1930) -- remains
one of the composer's seminal efforts. He tried to avoid taking a university position, instead writing for journals and
newspapers, organizing concerts, and taking on administrative duties for composers' organizations, trying to promote
American music. By the mid-1930s, taking the direct engagement of and communication with audiences as one of
his central tenets, Copland's compositions developed (in parallel with other composers like Virgil Thomson and Roy
Harris) an "American" style marked by folk influences, a new melodic and harmonic simplicity, and an appealing
directness free from intellectual pretension. This is nowhere more in evidence than in Copland's ballets of this
period, and it finally earned him the respect of the general public. While Copland gradually became less prolific
from the mid-1950s on, he continued to experiment and explore "fresh" means of musical expression, including
a highly individual adoption of 12-tone principles in works like the Piano Fantasy and Connotations for orchestra.
Still, the fundamentally lyrical nature of Copland's language remained intact and occasionally emerged -- with an
often surprising retrospective air -- in works like the Duo for flute and piano (1971). He continued to teach and
write and received numerous awards both in America and abroad. In 1958, he began conducting orchestras around
the world, performing works by 80 other composers as well as his own over the next 20 years. By the mid-'70s,
Copland had for all intents and purposes ceased composing. One of the last of his creative accomplishments was
the completion of his two-volume autobiography (with musicologist Vivian Perlis), an essential document in
understanding the growth of American music in the twentieth century."

Sources:RCA Red Seal, Sony Music, Telarc & ASV/Music Masters CDs (my rips)
Format: FLAC(RAR), DDD Stereo
File Sizes: 276 MB + 409 MB + 250 MB + 320 MB

A quartet of albums with film music by distinguished American composer Aaron Copland. Copland didn't write very
many film scores, so inevitably there are duplications (three versions of his most popular score, The Red Pony).
These are all my rips. Please inquire the FLAC links in this thread. PM's will be ignored. Artwork and booklet are only
included for the Telarc/Sheffer album.

1. Before(!) you ask for the links, make sure your inbox isn't full. I may remind you once, but after that, you won't get anything anymore.
2. If you don't get the link after a few hours, complaining will get you nothing (nor ever after)

Three Wishes
01-09-2017, 07:38 AM
Hi wimpel69, please send links to Aaron COPLAND Film Music Quartet. Thanks in advance. Rated thread: excellent as always! ;-)

01-09-2017, 07:40 AM

01-09-2017, 08:27 AM
I would very much appreciate the links. Thank you for sharing!


Links received and greatly appreciated. Thank you again!

01-09-2017, 08:31 AM
You always have the greatest shares! WOuld love these links! Thank you!

01-09-2017, 08:33 AM
thanks in advance!

01-09-2017, 08:41 AM
An opportunity to discovery Aaron Copland, please send me the links and thank you

Mach Five
01-09-2017, 09:55 AM
Would a share in this!

Thanks for your kindness!!

01-09-2017, 10:47 AM
wonderful share, would be nice to have the link

01-09-2017, 11:39 AM
hope you are doing better now! Please send me the links. THANK YOU!!

01-09-2017, 12:57 PM
Yes please. Thank you

01-09-2017, 09:08 PM
Can you send me the links? Thanks!

01-10-2017, 03:10 AM
All sent.

01-10-2017, 07:53 AM
I'd love to get the links


01-10-2017, 08:11 AM
Link please. Thanks in advance.

01-10-2017, 10:29 AM
well received it, thank you so much

01-10-2017, 02:56 PM
would love a link, thanks!

Winter Shaman
01-10-2017, 07:10 PM
I would love these links as well sir! Thanks.

Three Wishes
01-10-2017, 08:19 PM
Links received. Many thanks wimpel69 for sharing Aaron Copland - Film Music Quartet + bonus Phoenix Symphony/James Sedares album on Koch ;-) I gave you a rep.

01-10-2017, 11:41 PM
Link received, thanks!

01-11-2017, 03:39 AM

01-11-2017, 04:37 AM
would love the link!

01-11-2017, 05:12 AM
Copland is a true great! Could I have the link please? Thank you.

01-12-2017, 04:47 AM
Two sent.

01-13-2017, 03:27 AM
Some rare gems in this collection :) Would love to listen to them. Thank you for sharing !!!

01-13-2017, 05:30 AM
One sent.

01-13-2017, 08:18 AM
Hi winpel69. May I request a link to this great Copland ensemble please? Thanks again!

01-13-2017, 09:16 AM
Please, send me the link. Thank you.

01-14-2017, 04:26 AM
Two sent.

01-16-2017, 08:13 PM
Link received. Thank you very much!

01-17-2017, 03:39 AM
Would appreciate the link ,thank you very much !

01-17-2017, 04:07 AM
One sent.

01-17-2017, 08:12 PM
Hiya Wimpel! I'd love the links to these!

Thanks much!

01-17-2017, 10:47 PM
May i have a link please

01-18-2017, 03:38 AM
Two sent.

01-18-2017, 04:27 AM
Wonderful thread as usual ! The links would be welcome for me !!

01-19-2017, 06:20 PM
Would love these links. Thanks for sharing.

01-20-2017, 03:45 AM
Two sent.

Obelix fr
01-20-2017, 11:53 AM
Great upload!
May I have the FLAC links, please?
Thank you so much!

01-20-2017, 02:04 PM
Thanks for the links. Much appreciated as always.

01-21-2017, 06:18 AM
One sent.

01-21-2017, 02:15 PM
A download link please. Thanks in advance.


Link received with many thanks.

01-22-2017, 06:08 AM
Thanks for the upload. Very interesting works!
May you send me the links, please? Much thanks in advance!

01-22-2017, 07:55 AM
Two sent.

Obelix fr
01-23-2017, 02:33 PM
Links received. Thank you so much!

01-24-2017, 12:27 PM
I'd love a link for these, thank you!

01-25-2017, 03:13 AM
One sent.

03-14-2017, 06:32 AM
may I ask for Orchestra of St. Luke`s album?

03-15-2017, 03:53 AM
One sent.

03-15-2017, 10:13 AM
One sent.
and warmy embraced ;)

03-16-2017, 03:15 AM
I'd love to have all the download links for these gems! Thanks in advance!

03-16-2017, 09:55 AM
Great great great post!!! Could I please have the links to all the albums, please? Many thanks in advance!

03-17-2017, 02:54 AM
Two sent.

03-19-2017, 03:39 AM
Thanks in advance for the links!

03-23-2017, 02:52 AM
One sent.

03-30-2017, 12:10 PM
Hi Thank you in advance if you can share the link :)

04-02-2017, 08:34 AM
One sent.

04-22-2017, 10:45 AM
Is a link for this music still available? If so, may I have it? Thanks!

04-23-2017, 06:26 AM
One sent.

04-23-2017, 09:52 PM
Very cool post and interested in a link please, thanks!

04-26-2017, 03:30 AM
One sent.

the marvin
06-03-2017, 01:06 AM
I would love those links please!

lounge legend
06-03-2017, 04:22 PM
I'd love to get the links


06-03-2017, 05:12 PM
I'd appreciate the links to the Aaron Copeland albums. I really like his sound.


06-04-2017, 12:39 AM
Can you send me the links? Thanks

06-04-2017, 06:14 AM
Ooooh, I'd love a link for this yes please!

06-04-2017, 08:04 AM
Great share- would love a link for the quartet...and thank you!

06-05-2017, 12:10 PM

the marvin
06-05-2017, 01:55 PM
Link received, Thanks!
(I can't give you any more rep)

06-05-2017, 03:01 PM

Many thanks again!

06-05-2017, 03:20 PM
Thank-you, wimpel69! Great albums all :zilla:

07-01-2017, 05:52 AM
Greetings Wimpel69,

Can I have the links to this exciting release too?

Thank you very much in advance! :-)

07-01-2017, 12:53 PM
Would love to get the links on these. Thanks for the background on these as well.

07-02-2017, 07:02 AM
Two sent.

07-08-2017, 09:33 AM
Links received, Great compilations. Thanks so much.

07-08-2017, 01:49 PM
Hi there,
May I please get the links to this quartet? Many thanks!


07-10-2017, 02:54 AM
One sent.

07-10-2017, 03:30 AM
Please, can you send me a link ?

07-13-2017, 11:22 AM
Could I please get the link?


07-14-2017, 02:07 AM
Two sent.

07-14-2017, 03:17 PM
Links received.

Thank you!