Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

Composer


Biography


Aaron Copland was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music. Instrumental in forging a distinctly American style of composition, in his later years he was often referred to as "the Dean of American Composers" and is best known to the public for the works he wrote in the 1930s and 1940s in a deliberately accessible style often referred to as Populist and which the composer labeled his "vernacular" style. In addition to his ballets and orchestral works, he produced music in many other genres including chamber music, vocal works, opera and film scores.

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Shows by Aaron Copland

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Synopsis

In the American heartland during the Great Depression, the provincial existence of a rural farming family hinges upon the high school graduation of the eldest daughter, Laurie Moss. However, on the eve of her graduation, Lau... read more

Overview

Nationality
American
Born
11/14/1900
Died
12/2/1990
Show Categories
Opera
Genres
Drama