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A Copland Celebration: Introduction (06:04)


This episode will celebrate composer Aaron Copland's 70th birthday. Music includes his clarinet concerto and a suite from "Billy the Kid." Copland's compositions are sophisticated and incorporate jazz and Latin American rhythms.

"Concerto for Clarinet and Strings": Performance (16:54)

Stanley Drucker plays the clarinet solo in the Copland composition. Leonard Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic.

"Billy the Kid": Ballet Suite: Analysis (09:42)

Copland incorporates folk music in the composition. Every country has a bandit hero. Billy the Kid was a real person who died more recently than other fabled characters.

"Billy the Kid": Ballet Suite: Performance (16:02)

Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic in the Copland composition.

Credits: A Copeland Celebration (01:16)

Credits: A Copeland Celebration

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A Copland Celebration

Part of the Series : Young People's Concerts
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In this program, Aaron Copland's 70th birthday is celebrated with a performance of the Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra and an abridged version of the Ballet Suite from Billy the Kid. Leonard Bernstein analyzes both compositions, describing how Copland incorporated jazz and folk music. 

Length: 51 minutes

Item#: BVL192728

Copyright date: ©1970

Closed Captioned

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