Quiet City (11:18)

Cover of The Music of America

From The Music of America and 31 other releases

Quiet City, (for English horn, trumpet, and an strings) was originally written in 1939 as incidental music to accompany Irwin Shaw’s play of the same name, commissioned for the Group Theatre and directed by Elia Kazan. Copland described the piece as “an attempt to mirror the troubled main character of Irwin Shaw’s play,” Rewritten as a suite in 1940, the piece, conducted by Daniel Saidenberg, premiered in January 1941 in New York.

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  • gregfinucan

    allows you to creat your own "nightscape"

    22 Jan 9:05pm Reply
  • pauldundas

    So far ahead of his time - very evocative track.

    17 Jun 2012 Reply
  • rdowidait

    One of his best

    13 Apr 2012 Reply
  • postman58

    He must have inspired a generation of film-landscape composers,glad to hear this for the first time........

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • mintonmedia

    A hidden masterpiece among his more well-known (and overplayed) triumphs. An example of why digging below the surface with artists of depth is a valuable experience.

    18 Oct 2010 Reply

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