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Copland: Organ Symphony; Dance Symphony; Short Symphony; Orchestral Variations ()

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composed by Aaron Copland

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Copland: Organ Symphony; Dance Symphony; Short Symphony; Orchestral Variations - Simon Preston (organ); St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin (conductor)
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  1. Symphony for Organ & Orchestra
  2. Dance Symphony, for orchestra
  3. Symphony No. 2 ("Short Symphony")
  4. Orchestral Variations, for orchestra (based on Piano Variations)
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There came a time when Aaron Copland got to be what you might call ornery. He wasn't always. Even at his prickliest in the '20s and early '30s, Copland was still a tune-smith at heart. And when he went populist in the late '30s and '40s, he let the good tunes roll. But when the well began to dry up for Copland in the '50s and the winds of fashion shifted to the brittle geometry of the ascendant serialists, Copland got tough, hard, and sometimes downright mean. On this recording with Leonard Slatkin conducting the St. Louis ...

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