Sunday hard rock V

Ok, Sunday came early this weekend.

I’m enjoying a DVD of Revolutions in Music: Copland and the American Sound:

Keeping Score is the ground- breaking series by the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas. It’s designed to bring classical music to people of all ages and musical back- grounds.

This mini-series, Revolutions In Music, focuses on the meaning of music, with episodes devoted to Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Copland, highlighting what made their music so revolutionary, and why it is still so powerful today.

More about Aaron Copland and his Fanfare for the Common Man:

Fanfare for the Common Man is one of the most recognizable pieces of 20th Century American classical music. One of composer Aaron Copland’s most popular works, the fanfare is a short piece scored for brass and percussion written in 1942 at the request of the conductor Eugene Goossens.

I had a chance to hear the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas perform Mahler’s Seventh earlier this June (their live CD won two Grammy Awards last year). If you haven’t had a chance to see them in concert yet, take a look at their 2007-2008 season’s highlights. Some great music coming up.

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