The King’s Singers - Royal Rhymes and Rounds
30 December 2017
It does make for good historical perspective and narrative, though, and the ensemble brings the same attentive idiomatic delivery to them as to the rest of the songs.Read more
02 December 2017
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A playlist celebrating classical music in America, to mark the sad anniversary of Aaron Copland's passing on this day in 1990. Here you'll find great recordings from the best composers and performers the US has to offer.
American composer Aaron Copland died aged 90 in Sleepy Hollow, New York. A large amount of Copland's estate was bequeathed upon the Aaron Copland Fund for Composers, which grants financial aid to performing groups annually. Copland was one of America's most celebrated composers with a legacy that has proved impressively enduring. He is renowned for his ability to evoke the expanses of the American frontier, with a lyrical folk-oriented language that came to define the sound of America.