October 16, 2011

Aaron Copland - young Radical.

Back to basic Americana tonight with The Eastman School Orchestra conducted by Howard Hanson in music of Aaron Copland. Originally called Music For Radio, it was later dubbed "Saga Of The Prairie" when it was complete in the late 1930's.

This recording, which comes from the series America's Composers first broadcast on May 28, 1949 was part of a program entitled "New American Composers", of which, at the time, Aaron Copland was one of its most modern and most prominent.

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