Apr 4, 2019
This week we take a look back at a favorite episode of mine exploring the piece that practically invented the Americana style of classical music. We'll take apart this wonderful work and compare its chamber version for 13 instruments along with the full orchestral version. We'll also hear amazing archival footage of Copland himself rehearsing the piece with a small ensemble, working diligently to find that elusive "American" sound. Enjoy the Simple Gifts of Copland's Appalachian Spring!