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Work: Fanfare for the Common Man

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ComposerCopland, Aaron (1900-1990)
Period20th century
Work typeOrchestral
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AmsterdamMarc-André Hamelin in Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

© Sim Canetty Clarke
Copland, Bernstein, Gershwin, Bartók
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Joshua Weilerstein; Marc-André Hamelin
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Defiance and compassion from Marin Alsop and RPO

Marin Alsop © Adriane White
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra provided a formidable performance of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony under Marin Alsop, with Renaud Capuçon bringing warmth and joie de vivre to Mendelssohn.
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Music in memory of the Second World War in Montréal

On this Montréal concert, visiting conductor Cristian Măcelaru presented Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Gorecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II
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Evoking the spirit of Anzac Day in Auckland

Both new works by Michael Williams and James Ledger rose to the challenge of marking Anzac Day admirably with personal and intense responses to the tragedy of war.
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Marin Alsop and Baltimore Symphony at Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

Five years on from her historic appointment as the first woman to head a major American orchestra, Marin Alsop took to the stage of Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley Friday night with a swagger, leading the impressive Baltimore Symphony, the orchestra with whom she has made her mark as one of the world’s leading conductors.
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Blackford and the BSO make a bold but poignant comment on 9/11

For its centenary concert – given on 11th September 2011, in Cheltenham, and at Poole Lighthouse on Tuesday 13th September – Bournemouth Symphony Chorus paid tribute to those who fell victim to the catastrophic act of terrorism that shook the world ten years before.
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