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COPLAND: APPALACHIAN SPRING; BILLY THE KID, RODEO - DORATI, LONDON SYMPHONY, MINNEAPOLIS ORCHESTRA

COPLAND: APPALACHIAN SPRING; BILLY THE KID, RODEO - DORATI, LONDON SYMPHONY, MINNEAPOLIS ORCHESTRA

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Copland: Appalachian Spring; Billy the Kid Rodeo (4 Dance Episodes)

Antal Dorati
London Sym. Orchestra
Minneapolis Orch

“Dorati pioneered the first stereo recordings of the complete Billy the Kid and (this) caused a sensation …for precision of detail and brilliance of colour, while the generous acoustics offered ambient warmth…The gunshots were and remain electrifying….(Penguin Guide 3 stars)

“The Dorati performance of Rodeo is excellent” (Gramophone)

Billy the Kid (complete ballet) [33:59]
1. Introduction: The Open Prairie 3:40 6. Celebration (after Billy’s capture) 4:55
2. Street in a Frontier Town 3:32 7. Waltz from Billy the Kid 4:48
3. Mexican Dance & Finale 8:32 8. Billy’s Death 1:11
4. Prairie night (Card game at night) 3:05 9. The Open Prairie again 2:12
5. Gun Battle 2:01


Appalachian Spring (ballet suite) [24:52]
10. Very slowly 2:43 
11. Allegro 2:45 
12. The Bride and her Intended 3:28 
13. The Revivalist and his Flock 3:53 

14. Solo Dance of the Bride 2:50

15. Meno mosso 2:22

16. Variations on a Shaker Hymn 3:20

17. Moderato: Coda 3:28

*Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo [19:08]
18. Buckaroo Holiday 8:05 
19. Corral Nocturne 3:30 

20. Saturday Night Waltz 4:06

21. Hoe-Down 3:25

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