Aaron Copland never called Rodeo â€˜Ro-DAY-ohâ€™, as nearly all Classical announcers do (including Yours Truly). He simply called it â€˜ROH-dee-ohâ€™, just like the people who go to them. None of this nose-in-the-air as you go strutting down the famous shopping drive in L.A., but plain folks enjoying some distinctly Western-American Cowboy culture.
Why is it that sometimes when Classical music announcers and even aficionados grab hold of something that is down-to-earth like Rodeo from Aaron Copland, do they have to try to raise it from the rest of society, as though now only certain people are allowed to enjoy it? Hmmm.