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Collection Aaron Copland Collection


From "The Red Pony" to "Rondino on the Name Gabriel Fauré" (4 works)

The Red Pony (film)
Form: Film score
Date: 1948
First performance: 8 March 1949
Publisher: Unpublished
Notes: Copland made an orchestral suite from this film in 1948
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The Red Pony (orchestral suite)
Form: Orchestra
Date: 1948
First performance: 30 October 1948. Houston Symphony Orchestra, cond. Efrem Kurtz
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Date of publication: 1951
Timing: 24'
Dedication: "to Erik Johns"
Contents: I. Morning on the Ranch II. The Gift III. Dream March and Circus Music IV. Walk to the Bunkhouse V. Grandfather's Story VI. Happy Ending
Notes: excerpts from the film score Copland thought of calling this "Children's Suite from The Red Pony." Correspondence relating to the film may be accessed through the entry on the film score
Form: Ballet
Date: 1942
Scenario: Agnes DeMille
Choreography: Agnes DeMille
First performance: 16 October 1942. New York. Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Timing: 24'
Notes: DeMille's provisional title, "The Courting at Burnt Ranch," sometimes shows up as a subtitle on programs. Copland prepared an orchestral suite, Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, in 1942. Correspondence concerning the suite – more performed than the ballet proper and thus more written about – can be accessed through the entry for the suite
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Rondino on the Name Gabriel Fauré
Form: String quartet
Date: 1923-1924
First performance: Fontainebleau. September 1924
Publisher: Unpublished as an individual piece
Date of publication: 4.5'
Notes: this became the first movement of the Two Pieces for String Quartet or String Orchestra. It is one of many pieces written by various composers "sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré"; the Ravel Menuet is the best-known
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