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Watch actor Charles Dance rehearse Copland’s Lincoln Portrait ahead of his appearance with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival.

Written for narrator and orchestra, the work sets the speeches and writings of Lincoln against orchestral composition to create a musical portrait of the former President. Charles Dance joins an eminent group of narrators who have performed the work since its premiere by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 1942 including Gregory Peck, Paul Newman and Barack Obama.

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