Aaron Copland


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United States composer who developed a distinctly American music (1900-1990)

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The same year that the Held collection of Shaker songs was published, Aaron Copland completed his orchestral variations on "Simple Gifts," for his ballet score Appalachian Spring.
Twenty-five years ago American music lost two of its most renowned figures: Aaron Copland (1900-1990) and his protege of sorts, Leonard Bernstein (1918-90).
The Queens College Music Library, which serves the Aaron Copland School of Music, recently received $386,000 from the estate of Claude V.
A MUSICAL concert featuring the works of JS Bach, George Bizet and Aaron Copland will be held at St Christopher's Cathedral next week.
It showcased the music of modern American composers such as Aaron Copland, Amy Beach, Henry Cowell, and Ruth Crawford Seeger, and included question-and-answer sessions between the composers and audiences.
Titled "American Spirit,'' the program includes Benjamin Britten's appreciative An American Overture and American composer Aaron Copland's Symphony No.
Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900 - December 2, 1990) was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music.
Formerly a professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music of Queens College and a professor at Temple University, she was featured in numerous articles and interviewed in the Boston Globe, Piano and Keyboard and Clavier magazines.
"Violins did it!" With Aaron Copland one is in a deepest Appalachian Spring.
It's the hushed, magical opening of Appalachian Spring, Aaron Copland's masterpiece, and for all its popularity, it still feels as fresh as the first crocuses that push through the wintered earth.
Rick Perry ran a TV campaign ad in his quest for the Republican nomination that complained about gays who can "openly" serve in the military while "our kids" can't "openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school." The Internet and blogosphere quickly lit up as discerning viewers noted that the music underscoring Perry's words sounded awfully close to the opening strains of Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring." Copland, the author of some of the most recognizable and inspiring American music of the 20th century, wasas one blogger crowed with delighta "gay Commie Jewish composer." Perry had hit the minority trifecta.
"The musicians performed Aaron Copland's 'Fanfare for the Common Man' plus the theme music from the movie Chariots of Fire," a Symphony spokeswoman told AFP.
For its concert at All Hallows', on Saturday March 17 (7.30pm) the ensemble will be presenting English and American music, with folk song settings by Vaughan Williams along with music by Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.
They will perform works by American composers Aaron Copland and George Gershwin, in addition to pieces by other classical masters.
Tomorrow's Taste Of The New World concert at the cathedral will feature works by Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Zoltan Kodaly, Gerald Finzi and Antonin Dvorak.