Segments in this Video

"An Outdoor Overture" (12:39)


Aaron Copland is youthful and full of vigor during performances. Leonard Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic in the composition created for the High School of Music and Art.

"Statements": No. 3 "Dogmatic" (05:48)

Bernstein explains aspects of the short piece for orchestra. Music changes and grows throughout time. The New York Philharmonic performs the two-minute piece. Copland's compositions have American Roots.

II. "Dance": "Music for the Theater" (05:25)

Bernstein describes how Copland incorporated jazz into symphonic movements and included a modernized version of "East Side, West Side." The New York Philharmonic plays the selection.

"Our Town" (04:18)

The film is about life in a small New Hampshire town called Grover's Corners. Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic in the opening music of the score.

"Hoe Down": "Rodeo (04:28)

This is the final square dance in a ballet about the Wild West. Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic in the Copland composition.

Copeland- Early American Songs (06:07)

William Warfield sings "The Boatman's Dance" and "Bought Me a Cat" accompanied by the New York Philharmonic. Bernstein describes how Copland rearranged traditional American folk songs.

"El Salon Mexico" (12:52)

The composition is named after a dance hall in Mexico City. Copland conducts the New York Philharmonic in his composition.

Credits: Salute to Aaron Copland (01:01)

Credits: Salute to Aaron Copland

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Salute to Aaron Copland

Part of the Series : Young People's Concerts
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On the occasion of Aaron Copland's 60th birthday, Bernstein discusses his music and conducts the Philharmonic in performances of An Outdoor Overture, the "Dogmatic" movement from Statements, music from the film, Our Town, Hoe-Down from Rodeo, and baritone William Warfield sings The Boatman's Dance and I Bought Me a Cat. In conclusion, Aaron Copland conducts El Salón México.

Length: 54 minutes

Item#: BVL192740

Copyright date: ©1961

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