Copland: Appalachian Spring (Complete Ballet) - Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

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Copland: Appalachian Spring (Complete Ballet) - Hear Ye! Hear Ye! 01:12:27 £20.50
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1 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 1: Prelude 01:49 192/24 Album only
2 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 2: The Courtroom 00:35 192/24 Album only
3 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 3: Dance 01:54 192/24 Album only
4 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 4 02:17 192/24 Album only
5 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 5: The Night-Club Hostess Sworn In 00:43 192/24 Album only
6 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 6: The Chorus Girls' First Dance 03:51 192/24 Album only
7 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 7: First Pas-de-deux 03:18 192/24 Album only
8 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 8: Pas-de-deux Continued - First Murder 03:37 192/24 Album only
9 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 9: The Courtroom 00:41 192/24 Album only
10 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 10: The Honeymoon Couple 00:42 192/24 Album only
11 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 11: The Chorus Girls Dance with Doves 02:28 192/24 Album only
12 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 12: Second Pas-de-deux and Murder 03:51 192/24 Album only
13 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 13: The Courtroom 00:41 192/24 Album only
14 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 14: The Waiter Sworn In 00:36 192/24 Album only
15 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 15: The Chorus Girls' Third Dance 01:44 192/24 Album only
16 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 16: Third Pas-de-deux and Murder 03:40 192/24 Album only
17 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 17: The Verdict 00:17 192/24 Album only
18 Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Scene 18: The Courtroom 01:46 192/24 Album only
19 Appalachian Spring 37:57 192/24 Album only

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This is the second volume in the Complete Ballet series devoted to Aaron Copland from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and multiple Grammy-winning conductor Leonard Slatkin. The programme includes the rarely heard Hear Ye! Hear Ye!, a ballet Copland wrote for dancer and choreographer Ruth Page. He infused the score with the spirit of his jazz-influenced pieces, controversially distorting part of The Star-Spangled Banner and infiltrating music from some of his earlier works. In complete contrast, Appalachian Spring is his most famous composition, a true American masterpiece founded on transfigured dance tunes and song melodie

 

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This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors. The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original 24bits/96kHz resolution master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier before being recorded directly in DSD 5.6mHz using the Merging Horus/Hapi In and the dCS Vivaldi Clock.  All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable. 

 

Each format (96kHz, 192kHz, DSD2.8mHz and DSD5.6mHz) was created using Merging Horus/Hapi A/D converter, calibrated to the required format, and a dCS Vivaldi clock  

2xHD was created by producer/studio owner André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme. 



Reviews

"Leonard Slatkin has a long history of delivering excellent Copland performances and this new release is no exception."
- ClassicsToday.com

"Recording of the Month ... the orchestral blend is impressive and the level of detail, especially in the score’s quiet stretches, is quite exceptional ... I was also struck by the spontaneity of Slatkin’s reading and the way he makes the music sound newly minted ... this performance, bright and sunny, really is rooted in the great outdoors ... as for the DSO, they respond to Copland’s gentle interludes with hushed intensity ... Slatkin’s Appalachian Spring is one of the most illuminating performances of this American classic that I’ve ever heard. Bravo, bravo and thrice bravo!"
- MusicWeb International