There can be few people who have not heard this piece before, written in 1942 by Aaron Copland. As well as being used during several large events, it was famously re-written by Emerson, Lake & Palmer and appears in Works Vol. 1. It was inspired by a speech made by American Vice President Henry A. Wallace who proclaimed the dawning of the "Century of the Common Man". The original is written for brass and percussion. It was covered by Emerson, Lake and Palmer in a version with Copland's blessing.
I have chosen the performance by Louis Lane and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, recorded by Telarc. The Atlanta are one of the world's premier orchestras and Telarc's recordings are renowned for their quality. Play this one loud and it will really test your system's capabilities.
This would be my first classical recording. My parents didn't own a copy so I asked for it for Christmas one year. I would have been 11 or 12 years old. The album had this, Billy the Kid and Appalachian Spring on it. I still own it, in fact.
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Impressive start Could do with the drums (timpani ? ) quieter
An intro ? to what ?
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