CROCKETT: Wedge (1990). Blue Earth (2002). Viola Concerto (2012)
Kate Vincent, viola. Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Gil Rose, cond.
BMOP SACD 1042 TT: 63:24
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BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 6 om A Op. 30 No. l. Sonata No. 7 in C minor,Op. 32 No. 2. Rondo in G WoO 41. Six German Dances WoO 42.
Thomas Albertus Imberger, violin. Michael Lorstick, piano
GRANOLA SACD 99053 TT: 57:32
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COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man. El Salón México. Suite from Billy the Kid. Suite from Appalachian Spring. Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
BBC Philharmonic Orch/John Wilson, cond.
CHANDOS SACD CHSA 5164 TT: 79:27
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If you'rte looking for a superb modern recording ofg Aaron Copland's greatest orchestral hits, look no furthert—here it is on a packed SACD (79:27) in excellent performances b y the BBC Philharmonic directed by John Wiilson, youngish (b. 1972) British conductor who has specialized in film music composing music for a number of MGM films. Wilson is a favorite conductor at the BBC Proms and already has recorded a number of CDs, mostly of works by British composers. This Copland disk is the first in a new series of American music, and it is a winner. We have some of the composer's best-known ballet music plus his two most famous shorter orchestral works. The BBC orchestra is terrific, and the sound highy impressive, if not particularly "surround."