First Listen: Copland orchestral works

John Wilson conducts Copland favourites

Copland orchestral works



John Wilson and his orchestra sell out the Albert Hall in minutes when it comes to their MGM musical and Hollywood film Proms and he's a dab hand at British light music. But for his latest disc he's turned to Copland. It's the first in a new series exploring the American composer's orchestral works with the BBC Philharmonic, and begins with the suites from the ballets Appalachian Spring and Billy the Kid.


Join the BBC Music Magazine team to find out what they made of this American adventure and to hear clips from the recording.