Great American Showpieces (Incls 'An American in Paris' & 'El Salón México')

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BARBER / BERNSTEIN / COPLAND / GERSHWIN
Great American Showpieces (Incls 'An American in Paris' & 'El Salón México')
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo Mata, Leonard Slatkin

[ EMI American Classics / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 1 July 2011

The eight popular pieces on this disc illustrate a variety of aspects of American music. From the impudent piquancy of 18th-century Europe; the picture-postcard colour of Latin America; the urban neon of New York and the metropolitan appeal of the French capital, to the sombre reflection of Barber's thoughtful-provoking Adagio: all are masterpieces of succinct characterisation and orchestral refinement.

Tracks:

Barber:
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
Overture to The School for Scandal, Op. 5

Bernstein:
Dance Episodes (3) from 'On The Town'
Candide - Overture

Copland:
El Salón México
Danzon Cubano

Gershwin:
Cuban Overture
An American in Paris