- Listen duration 10:40
Performed by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto, at its Premier Series concert in Auckland Town Hall, 21 June 2018.
Trumpet solo: Huw Dann; Cor Anglais solo: Martin Lee.
Quiet City began life in 1939 as incidental music for a now-forgotten stage play. A year later, Copland re-worked the piece into this orchestral version, for trumpet, cor anglais, and strings.
In the play, the main character is a lonely trumpeter who wanders the city at night, imagining the thoughts of the people around him.
For RNZ Concert:
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Adrian Hollay