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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Copland: El Salon Mexico

Composer Aaron Copland public domain, via wikimedia commons

In 1932, Aaron Copland went to an all-night dance hall in Mexico City. He saw a sign that read: "Please don't throw lighted cigarette butts on the floor so the ladies don't burn their feet." On today's show, hear music inspired by that stimulating dance-club from a concert at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

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