Copland: The Red Pony, Clarinet Concerto, Tender Land, Latin American Sketches


James Sedares (cond)
Phenix Symphony
Eduard Brunner (clar)
Bavarian Radio S.O
Urs Schneider

Catalogue Number: ALC 1479
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Date/Runtime: DDD, 73:10
Barcode: 5055354414794


“(Red Pony) Copland displaying his simple gifts for the ready folk-tune and here the Phoenix woodwinds have what it takes … It was interesting re-hearing his Tender Land suite. So skillful is Copland’s orchestral transcription that one might easily be lulled into thinking this had been conceived solely for orchestra. As trumpets signal a new dawn over the open prairies, Laurie and Martin’s love blossoms in some of the most generous music outside Appalachian Spring. That evocative solo trumpet again leads the emotional surge. No problems with the barn dancing ‘Party Scene’. This is Steinbeck country just as surely as is The Red Pony. Sedares leads a spirited rendition, his warm and willing woodwinds stealing the honours” (Gramophone)

The Red Pony (suite from the film) [26:00]
[1] Morning on the Ranch 5.08
[2] The Gift 5.13
[3] Dream March 2.55
[4] Circus Music 1.56
[5] Walk to the Bunkhouse 3.05
[6] Grandfather’s Story 4.20
[7] Happy Ending 3.21
Three Latin-American Sketches [10:30]
[8] Estribillo 3.11
[9] Paisaje Mexicano 3.45
[10] Danza de Jalisco 3.32
The Tender Land (suite from the opera) [21:18]
[11] Introduction and Love Music 10.22
[12] Party Scene 4.51
[13] Finale: The Promise of Living (Barn Dance) 6.05
[14] Clarinet Concerto* / Eduard Brunner (clarinet) 14:56

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 12.2 × 13.5 × 2 cm