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And especially on that level, it makes for very affecting, stirring listening.
And while this work is 'pure music' rather than programmatic music like his other works it remains quintessentially Copland.
As someone who has listened to and programmed classical music for 30 years, I HIGHLY recommend this CD.
It doesn't get any more American than the populist music of Aaron Copland, as demonstrated here by Copland's third symphony: as expansive as the American prairie and as grand as... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ricardo Mio
I used to think that Copland's "Appalachian Spring" encapsulated in musical form everything I think about when I think about America. I now realize that Harris's Symphony No. Read morePublished on March 19, 2011 by B. R. Merrick
With trilingual liner notes in English, German and French and strikingly bright cover art featuring a DC-2 hovering above a horse-drawn stagecoach, this recording of two classic... Read morePublished on March 4, 2011 by Leah Chang
This Harris 3 could have been great,but is actually a total let-down as I will explain. The Chandos recording quality is lovely. Read morePublished on June 18, 2009 by Mr. G. Yeloff
Roy Harris' one-movement 3rd is often referred to as "the greatest American symphony." Like Schubert's 8th, it projects a powerful, brooding atmosphere from the very first bars. Read morePublished on April 30, 2009 by Long-time Listener
A wholly sensible coupling: 2 of the 3 great American Third Symphonies (the third one being William Schuman's)in excellent performances, vividly recorded. Read morePublished on February 6, 2008 by Paul Pellay
Aaron Copland and Roy Harris' 3rd Symphonies are classic symphonic forms which, despite the pretense of the symphony, amply depict Americana in sound. Read morePublished on November 2, 2005 by Harvey
Chandos has a reputation of producing some great sound in their recordings, this is no exception. I felt I was at the concert hall listening to these works. Very enjoyable.Published on January 14, 2003 by G. Altman