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Indulge in a spot of musical tourism to New York City and in particular Manhattan, which has inspired great classical music since the early years of the 20th century.
Copland’s composition for trumpet, cor anglais, and string orchestra was originally written as incidental music for a play by Irwin Shaw. Copland wanted to mirror the main character who abandons his religion and aspirations to pursue material success, marrying a rich socialite, and becoming the president of a department store. The man’s conscience however was troubled every time he heard the sound of his brother's trumpet playing.
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