Back to classic concerts this week. The Boston Symphony, led by the legendary Aaron Copland in a concert of his own music, as well as music by Henry Purcell, Franz Joseph Haydn, David Diamond and William Schuman.
Since it’s long (almost 2 hours), I’ve split it in half – breaking at the intermission for the second part.
Here’s what’s on the players:
Boston Symphony – Aaron Copland, Guest Conductor
Concert of January 2, 1960
Part 1 (top player):
1. Purcell: Fantasias For Strings – No. 2, No. 4, Fantasia On One Note in F Major (First BSO Performance)
2. Haydn: Symphony in C Minor – No. 95
3. Schuman: New England Triptych: Three Pieces For Orchestra After William Billings (First BSO Performance)
Part 2 (bottom player):
1. Diamond – Rounds For String Orchestra
2. Copland – First Symphony
Always a great adventure and pleasure to hear a composer conduct his own and other composers works, and this one is certainly no different.
Enjoy and play often. And, it’s Wednesday after all.