Back in the stone age, CBS Television televised the concert of the premier of Copland's "Connotations for Orchestra" shown in prime time, live from, I assume, Carnegie Hall, and also assume NY Philharmonic with Bernstein conducting. How times have changed! My family and I watched and we were all baffled by this atonal work. Now I find it entirely mainstream. Strange how it's so dissonant yet still sounds like Copland. There's a Bernstein conducted performance of it on DG, but the pairings on this New World disc are much preferable, great works by Schuman and Sessions, both.