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Aaron Copland: Symphony No. 3 - Billy the Kid

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, James Judd

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"Two Copland masterpieces in superbly idiomatic performances -- a must buy."
- Gramophone

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Billy the Kid Suite
Aaron Copland; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
Symphony No. 3  
I. Molto moderato
Aaron Copland; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
II. Allegro molto
Aaron Copland; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
III. Andantino
Aaron Copland; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
IV. Molto deliberato
Aaron Copland; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    64:30
"Billy the Kid makes the stronger impression. The pace is compelling through to the end, the flavouring is sharp and fresh and it's hard to keep the feet from tapping spontaneously in the Mexican Dance."
- BBC Music Magazine

"Judd and his orchestra offer a pair of terrific Copland performances. Billy the Kid gets a shapely, dramatic interpretation ... a very fine release indeed."
- ClassicsToday.com

Conductor James Judd draws an impressive performance from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra on these works by Aaron Copland, one of the greatest American composers of the last century. An unmistakable voice, perhaps best known for his three ballets Billy the Kid (included here), Rodeo and Appalachian Spring, he produced major works in a variety of genres including two operas (The Second Hurricane and The Tender Land), film scores, symphonies, concertos, choral and chamber music, as well as making a significant contribution to the solo piano repertoire.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – 2xHD Studio Masters

Recorded at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand in July 2000.
Producer & Engineer: Tim Handley
Music Notes: Tim Smith

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme and Anne-Marie Sylvestre
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry
Graphics: André Perry and Sylvie Laflamme

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