A Conversation for Introduction to Orchestral Music

What about Copland?

Post 1

Amy: ear-deep in novels, poetics, and historical documents.

I'd say he's a pretty important modern composer... what's American orchestral music without Appalachian Spring or Rodeo?


What about Copland?

Post 2

Gnomon - time to move on

American Orchestral Music is incomplete without Copeland. But American Orchestral music is a fairly insignificant subsection of Orchestral Music in general. This is not anti-American. It's just that Americans haven't really produced very much compared with the German/Austrians or the Russians. That's why you won't see too many in these lists.


What about Copland?

Post 3

Amy: ear-deep in novels, poetics, and historical documents.

But Copland!!!! smiley - wah





smiley - winkeye


What about Copland?

Post 4

Gnomon - time to move on

Oh all right, I give in! Copland added, along with Barber and Ives.

smiley - smiley


What about Copland?

Post 5

Amy: ear-deep in novels, poetics, and historical documents.

YAY!!!

Hadn't even thought of Barber or Ives - both very influential composers. smiley - biggrin

(o dear - performed Ives' Country Band March last year - scared everyone to death smiley - devil)

And Barber (unless there's another and I'm having a brain fart) - Adagio for Strings... how could ye have not had him - but - but - most BEAUTIFUL piece of music written EVER. End of story. smiley - winkeye


What about Copland?

Post 6

Amy: ear-deep in novels, poetics, and historical documents.

Ooh - and just after re-looking over this... I think Ives' most famous piece is the one with the title that goes something like "The Answer to the Question" or some such nonsense. It's not so aharmonic as the rest of his stuff - hauntingly beautiful.

And it doesn't make you want to scratch your ears off. smiley - winkeye


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