Copland Appalachian Spring | Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 | Beethoven Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral” | Gavin George piano | Neal Gittleman conductor
Copland’s simple American melodies act as the perfect prelude to towering favorites by two of the greatest composers who ever lived. Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony is the composer’s musical depiction of a stroll through nature, with flowery fields and an earth-shattering storm, complete with howling wind and thunder.