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Copland: The Tender Land complete opera

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Genre: Classical Music
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Release Date: 1-APR-1996

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Aaron Copland didn't have the theatrical instinct of a George Gershwin or even a Gian Carlo Menotti, but that didn't keep him from writing one of the best operas we have in the "American" vein. The Tender Land was composed in 1953 on a commission from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II--who since the premiere of Oklahoma! 10 years earlier could afford such largesse--and received its premiere on April 1, 1954 at the City Center in New York. Concerning a girl transformed into a young woman by her first experience of love, The Tender Land is set in the American Midwest during the 1930s. The libretto by Horace Everett (a pseudonym of Erik Johns) was inspired by photographs taken by Walker Evans of a rural, Depression-era mother and her daughter that had appeared in James Agee's book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. The music is cut from the same cloth as that of Appalachian Spring--the melodic, easygoing, folkish vein that Copland could manage about as easily as breathing. Lightly scored (calling for winds and brass in twos) and with spoken dialogue in the style of the musical stage, the score has come to be regarded as one of Copland's finest, as he himself believed it to be. You couldn't get a more authentic cast than the one heard here, consisting entirely of good American singers whose delivery is appropriately nonoperatic, and including Minnesota native Elisabeth Comeaux in the central role of Laurie. Philip Brunelle leads the forces of the Minnesota-based Plymouth Music Series in an idiomatic if slightly underpowered performance that comes from the Heartland and goes straight to the heart. --Ted Libbey

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Tender Land: Prelude
  2. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 1: The Front Yard Of The Moss Home
  3. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 1: 'Two Little Bits Of Metal'
  4. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 1: The Arrival Of The Postman
  5. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 2: Opening The Package
  6. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 2: 'This Is Like The Dress I Never Had'
  7. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 2: Dance And Exit
  8. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 3: Laurie's Entrance: 'Once I Thought I'd Never Grow
  9. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 3: Ma's Entrance
  10. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 3: 'Remember The Boy That Used To Call'; Ma's Exit
  11. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 4: Entrance Of Martin And Top
  12. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 4: Martin And Top Enter The Farmyard
  13. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 4: Duet: 'We've Been North'
  14. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 4: Grandpa Meets The Boys
  15. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 4: Trio: 'A Stranger May Seem Strange That's True'
  16. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 4: Interlude - Martin And Top Make Horseplay
  17. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 5: The Invitation
  18. The Tender Land: Act One, Scene 5: Quintet - 'The Promise Of Living'

Disc: 2

  1. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 1: The Graduation Eve Supper
  2. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 1: The Supper Ends
  3. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 1: Grandpa's Toast: 'Try Makin' Peace'
  4. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 1: Laurie's reply: 'Thank You, Thank You All'
  5. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 1: The Invitaition To Dance
  6. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 1: The Dance: 'Stomp Your Foot Upon The Floor'
  7. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 2: Dance Music And Dialogue
  8. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 3: Party Music Back In The House
  9. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 3: Top's Song: 'Oh, I Was Goin' A-Courtin'
  10. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 3: The Dancing Resumes
  11. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 3: Duet: 'You Dance Real Well'
  12. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 3: 'Laurie...You Know, Laurie'
  13. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 3: Duet: 'In Love? In Love?'
  14. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 3: 'The Tender Land'
  15. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 4: Grandpa's Confrontation
  16. The Tender Land: Act 2, Scene 4: Party Farewell
  17. The Tender Land: Act Three: Introduction
  18. The Tender Land: Act Three, Scene 1: Entr'acte
  19. The Tender Land: Act Three, Scene 1: Duet: 'Laurie, Laurie...'
  20. The Tender Land: Act Three, Scene 1: Martin Alone: 'Daylight Will Come In Such Short TIme'
  21. The Tender Land: Act Three, Scene 1: Dialogue
  22. The Tender Land: Act Three, Scene 1: Top's Aria: 'That's Crazy' And Exit Of Martin And Top'
  23. The Tender Land: Act Three, Scene 2: Interlude: Daybreak
  24. The Tender Land: Act Three, Scene 2: 'The Sun Is Coming Up'
  25. The Tender Land: Act Three, Scene 2: Laurie's Farewell
  26. The Tender Land: Act Three, Scene 2: 'All Thinking's Done'


Product details

  • Audio CD (September 23, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
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  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B000002RZP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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