Aaron Copland

Classical Music in Commercials

For years, the Hoe-Down from Aaron Copland's ballet Rodeo has been used in a commercial for the Beef Council. A lot of classical music turns up in T.V. commercials. It has been used to sell airlines, cars, cereal and even fertilizer.

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Music In This Episode

"Hoedown" from Rodeo

Rhapsody in Blue

Flower Duet from Lakme

"Simple Gifts" from Appalachian Spring

Theodora is Dozing

Romeo and Juliet

1812 Overture

"Vesti La Giubba" from I Pagliacci

"Largo Al Factotum" from The Barber of Seville

"Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Walk"ure