145. Representation and taxation: Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man

A short podcast about the shortest of pieces, yet Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man still packs a punch and seems to point to big issues.

‘No taxation without representation’? Perhaps today’s call should be ‘No representatives [from the Head of State down] who don’t pay taxes!’

Listening time c10 minutes (podcast 6′, music 3′)

Listen to the whole piece here, played by the San Francisco Symphony  conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas:

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