Composer of the Week: Copland

A Witchhunt

Episode 4 A Witchhunt



Donald Macleod continues to explore Aaron Copland's life and music against the background of key events from the 20th century. Here he recounts the struggles that Copland endured through the 1950s as he found himself persecuted by Senator Joseph McCarthy for alleged communist activities. Copland: Clarinet Concerto. Benny Goodman (clarinet), Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Aaron Copland. The Tender Land - The Promise of Living. Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, conductor Erich Kunzel. Lincoln Portrait. Gregory Peck (narrator), Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta. Canticle of Freedom. Seattle Symphony, Seattle Symphony Chorale, conductor Gerard Schwarz.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Donald Macleod
Producer Sam Phillips