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  Copland: Billy the Kid, Rodeo, Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite - Gould
  Copland: Billy the Kid, Rodeo, Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite

Morton Gould and his Orchestra
Track listing:
  Classical - Orchestral
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Review by sacd_fan_2007 February 5, 2008 (10 of 13 found this review helpful)
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I'm familiar with two other major interpretations on RBCD of the Copland ballets: Bernstein's with NY Phil and Slatkin's with St. Louis. While the Slatkin rendition was very satisfying in its simple approach, Morton Gould and his orchestra play these works as if it were for an old classic western movie. The style is very old fashioned but highly effective, and listening made me feel nostalgic even though I'm too young to have grown up in that just-after-WWII era. The Grand Canyon Suite by Grofe has that same cozy nostalgic feel further enhanced by some UNusual instrument placement and editing. A serious recording technician would probably laugh at the approach used by this orchestra and Living Stereo, but to me it's a silly but highly enjoyable masterpiece. The SACD Stereo sound is fantastic, and this is one of my SACD Top Picks!

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Review by analogue March 11, 2009 (3 of 6 found this review helpful)
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The sound quality of this recording is magnificent. It is lifelike, deep, rich and possesses a wide soundstage. It does not sound like it was recorded over 50 years ago at all. There is a freshness to the sound...........a reality that is truly impressive.

The only other subject to talk about is the actual performances. Personally my favourite Copland perfromance is his own and this was already released on sacd years back on the sony label. In my humble opinion that performance if far better than this one but does not sound quite as good recording wise.

As for the's very good. It can get loud as well but in a good way.

Highly recommended for sound quality. This is a very excellent sacd.

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Works: 3  

Aaron Copland - Billy the Kid
Aaron Copland - Rodeo
Ferde Grofé - Grand Canyon Suite