Music for Red Ponies

This episode originally aired August 02, 2014

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Saturday, December 06, 2014

This week's show features a pair of Red Ponies: Aaron Copland's music for the 1949 film, "The Red Pony," based on Steinbeck's book, and Jerry Goldsmith's music for a 1973 TV adaptation.

Also, themes in march tempo from "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" and "The Great Escape"; plus music from "Snowpiercer" and more.

Comments [1]

Diane from Upper West Side

More than 'Fanfare' or 'Appalachian Spring', I've always loved Copland's score for 'The Red Pony'.

To me, it is perfection. It was thought as such by many audiophiles I've known: As someone in the audio business, I remember - in the old days - when loudspeakers were huge wooden structures (as opposed to today's more compact enclosures), Copland's 'Red Pony' was often used to demonstrate the spectrum and capability of high-end speakers. The music's dynamic range was thought to be without peer. As, indeed, it is!!

Looking forward to the program tonight.

Dec. 06 2014 11:11 AM

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