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It was the first of his orchestral works to depart from his early, modernist manner; Copland was intent on discovering a new style that would exert more popular appeal without compromising his artistic and technical standards.
Copland was born inbut he was already famous and controversial. And a young Harvard senior named Leonard Bernstein prepared a version for solo piano.
Three halls; one for people dressed in your way, one for people dressed in overalls but shod, and one for the barefoot.
In his autobiography, developed from oral history conversations with Vivian Perlis, Copland recalled, "My thoughts kept returning to that dance hall.
In some inexplicable way, while milling about in those crowded halls, I had felt a live contact with the Mexican people But Copland did not deploy the tunes in their original form - instead he fragmented them and exhilaratingly spun them through mazes of metrical complexity.
He also harmonized and orchestrated the music in unconventional ways. The result is a minute explosion of invention, color, and rhythmic energy.
Copland began writing it in but took his time to finish it; part of it was composed at Tanglewood. Every prominent clarinetist since then has taken it up, and Jerome Robbins used the score for his ballet The Pied Piper. Goodman found one passage too difficult, so Copland simplified it; some later clarinetists have enjoyed showing off by playing the original.
The piece is in two movements, the first contemplative, the second jazzy; the two movements are linked by an elaborate cadenza for the clarinet. When Serge Koussevitzky became the music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, he asked his friend, the great musician and teacher Nadia Boulanger, if she could recommend any young American composers to his attention.
She spoke to him about her young pupil Aaron Copland.
This inaugurated a relationship between Copland and the BSO that continued for the rest of his life. And for the first 25 years of the existence of the Tanglewood Music Center, Copland served as head of the faculty, influencing and inspiring generations of younger composers and other musicians.
And he was still only 37 when Leonard Bernstein met him for the first time. What was my amazement when I met this 37 year-old, lean, charming, smiling, toothy, happy, affable man.
Conductors make more money than composers, even composers of the stature of Copland. He was not a virtuoso conductor, but he knew how he wanted his music to sound, and there was always a sense of occasion when he was on the podium. No one could begrudge him the pleasure that conducting gave him, and when he died, he left most of his substantial estate to establish the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, which helps subsidize the activities of subsequent generations of American composers.
He first led the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood in and the concert presented here was his last appearance with the orchestra as conductor.
His programs nearly always featured his own music, but sometimes presented work by such colleagues as William Schuman, David Diamond, Carl Ruggles, and even an early work by Elliott Carter.
It was there that Copland made a famous remark about the Boston Symphony. An interviewer asked him how Australia might create such an orchestra and Copland replied that it would take a century - and millions of dollars. Copland remained devoted to Tanglewood.
He was an honored occasional visitor until he died at the age of 90, inand his ashes were ceremoniously scattered at Tanglewood in a bower behind the Theatre-Concert Hall to the sounds of his own music.by Alan Charlton IntroduCtIon Copland’s El Salón México is one of the two prescribed works for International Baccalaureate standard level (SL) and higher level (HL) for examinations in and , the other being Mozart’s Symphony No.
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by Alan Charlton IntroduCtIon Copland’s El Salón México is one of the two prescribed works for International Baccalaureate standard level (SL) and higher level (HL) for examinations in and , the other being Mozart’s Symphony No.
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|Licensing ›||On a trip to Mexico inCopland resolved to write a piece using popular Mexican themes, and when he finally began its slow assembly the following year, he borrowed tunes from collections recently published by Ruben Campos and Frances Toor.|
|PROGRAM NOTES||A 20 second sample of "Hoe-Down" demonstrating the main theme of the movement with the horns providing counterpoint to the main string melody.|
|The piece received more performances in the year following its completion than any of his previous orchestral works. This investigation sought to determine why Hindsley chose to include metric alterations that differ from the orchestral score, and how he decided what meters would be appropriate.|
though Copland’s inclusion of solos for the high Eb clarinet was designed to imitate the piercing sound of a Mexican clarinettist.
Find composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Rodeo, ballet on AllMusic.
Find composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Rodeo, ballet on AllMusic Copland: Rodeo; El Salon Mexico; Four Piano Blues; Piano Sonata. El Salon Mexico sheet music - Concert Band sheet music by Aaron Copland: Boosey & Hawkes. Shop the World's Largest Sheet Music Selection today at Sheet Music Plus.