American Institution.

Aaron Copland Conducts Aaron Copland – Klaus Tennstedt Conducts Mahler – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

American Institution.

American Institution.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – New York Philharmonic – Aaron Copland, guest Conductor – November 11, 1980 – Part 1

Click on the link here for Audio Player- New York Philharmonic – Klaus Tennstedt, guest Conductor – November 11, 1980 – Part 2

Something historic again this week. The New York Philharmonic in concert from 1980, featuring Aaron Copland and Klaus Tennstedt, guest conductors. Copland was made Honorary Conductor of the Philharmonic on his 70th birthday in 1970 and he frequently returned over the years to lead the orchestra in his own works. This week he’s leading the orchestra (during the first half) in his Symphonic Ode.

The second half is given over to guest Conductor Klaus Tennstedt, who leads the orchestra in Mahler‘s Symphony Number 5.

The concert is broken up into two parts – Part 1 (top player) features the Copland and Part 2 (bottom player) features the Mahler.

Historic concert and the orchestra is top-notch as always. Two major figures in music, sadly no longer with us.

The broadcast date lists it as November 11, 1980, but I believe it was recorded in concert several weeks, if not months earlier.  It’s 1980 for sure though.

Enjoy.

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4 Responses

  1. centuri says:

    yes an historical perf indeed.
    I remember Copland sharing a concert with Entremont and the Orchestre de Paris; impressive. I also heart Tennstedt in Mahler 5 with London PO: he was so much involved while conducting , like if his own life depended on it.

  2. Ken says:

    This concert was recorded on June 18, 1980, according to the New York Philharmonic archives, available on their website.

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