American Icons: Appalachian Spring

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Friday, July 05, 2013

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In 1942, Aaron Copland was commissioned to write a score for the choreographer Martha Graham. Dance and music in America have never been the same.

Their ballet, Appalachian Spring, looks at the tension between community and individualism through the story of a bride and groom in a strait-laced frontier town — complete with a revivalist preacher and his cult-like followers. Produced by Jocelyn Gonzales.

(Originally aired: January 07, 2006)

    Music Playlist
  1. Copland Rehearses Appalachian Spring
    Artist: Aaron Copland
    Album: A Copland Celebration Volume 1, Disc 2: Appalachian Spring
    Label: Sony
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. Appalachian Spring: Very Slowly (Instrumental)
    Artist: Aaron Copland, London Symphony Orchestra, William Warfield
    Album: Copland Conducts Copland
    Label: Sony Classic/ Legacy
    Purchase: Amazon
  3. Appalachian Spring: Allegro (Instrumental)
    Artist: Aaron Copland, London Symphony Orchestra, William Warfield
    Album: Copland Conducts Copland
    Label: Sony Classic/ Legacy
    Purchase: Amazon
  4. Appalachian Spring: Moderato (Instrumental)
    Artist: Aaron Copland, London Symphony Orchestra, William Warfield
    Album: Copland Conducts Copland
    Label: Sony Classic/ Legacy
    Purchase: Amazon
  5. Appalachian Spring: Fast (Instrumental)
    Artist: Aaron Copland, London Symphony Orchestra, William Warfield
    Album: Copland Conducts Copland
    Label: Sony Classic/ Legacy
    Purchase: Amazon
  6. Appalachian Spring: Subito allegro (Instrumental)
    Artist: Aaron Copland, London Symphony Orchestra, William Warfield
    Album: Copland Conducts Copland
    Label: Sony Classic/ Legacy
    Purchase: Amazon
  7. Appalachian Spring: As At First (Slowly) (Instrumental)
    Artist: Aaron Copland, London Symphony Orchestra, William Warfield
    Album: Copland Conducts Copland
    Label: Sony Classic/ Legacy
    Purchase: Amazon
  8. Appalachian Spring: Doppio movimento (Instrumental)
    Artist: Aaron Copland, London Symphony Orchestra, William Warfield
    Album: Copland Conducts Copland
    Label: Sony Classic/ Legacy
    Purchase: Amazon
  9. Appalachian Spring: Moderato - Coda (Instrumental)
    Artist: Aaron Copland, London Symphony Orchestra, William Warfield
    Album: Copland Conducts Copland
    Label: Sony Classic/ Legacy
    Purchase: Amazon
  10. Appalachian Spring: Very Slowly
    Artist: London Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland
    Album: He Got Game - Music From the Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Label: Sony Classical
    Purchase: Amazon

Guests:

Marshall Blonsky, Michael Boriskin, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Patrick Grant, Yuriko Kikuchi, Terry Teachout and Judith Tick

Contributors:

Jocelyn Gonzales

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