Born to Russian Jewish immigrants, Aaron Copland (1900-1990) may be America's most well-known and loved composer. Influenced early by jazz and French Modern composers, he moved to make his own compositional mark. Often using hymns, cowboy tunes, Mexican dances, Latin American rhythms, and folk tunes in his work, his music covered many styles and was written for many purposes. Copland wrote an opera, film scores, ballets, chamber music, vocal music, and several orchestral pieces, including three symphonies.
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Insightful biography and reminiscence from the American Composers Orchestra series David Raksin Remembers His Colleagues.
Biography, links, and directory of MP3 audio files from Classic Cat.
Wikipedia article with life, photograph, works list, bibliography, internal references to related people, topics, and selected works, and links.
Find A Grave entry with birth and death information, disposition of ashes, photograph, and interactive memorial.
Filmography at IMDb with brief biography, Oscar awards and nominations, and composer, actor, lyricist, and musical director credits from film and television.
Brief biography summarizing orchestral pieces and ballet music and showing the influence of Boulanger in moving him and his nation to a distinctive American music, away from European domination. Includes Naxos discography and caricature.
Information about his operatic works, especially the both the two and the three act versions of The Tender Land.
Entry at the Lied and Art Songs Text Pages listing cycles and individual vocal works with links to public domain texts.
The Aaron Copland Collection
Library of Congress entry allows browsing by musical sketches, writings, correspondence, photographs, and title index. Includes the special presentations About Copland's Works, Timeline, An Intimate Sketch, and A 75th Birthday Tribute.
Aaron Copland Credits on Broadway
Official credits from the Internet Broadway Database. Includes performers, choreographers, and other principals of each production.
Aaron Copland: American Composer
Lucidcafé's profile noting life, works, and style with photograph and links.
Aaron Copland: The Gift To Be Simple
Biography, key works, suggested reading, timeline, recommended recordings, quotes, additional resources, and historical and societal context. From Humanities Web.
Aaron Copland: The Life And Work Of An Uncommon Man
Classical Net review of the 1999 book by Howard Pollack with commentary on the author, the subject, and the writing itself.
American Masters: Aaron Copland
Summary of PBS show with links to connected artists and additional sites.
Classical Archives: Aaron Copland
Works and biography from the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music.
Copland: basic repertoire list.
The Copland Heritage Association (CHA)
Aaron Copland's long-time home near New York City now administered as a composers' retreat and creative center for American music. Includes biography, works, calendar, contact information.
Featured Subject: Aaron Copland
Kentucky Educational Television's distance learning program presents music and book reviews and articles by and about him from the archives of The New York Times.
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