Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

Birthday1900-11-14
AgeHe is 117 years old
Birth Sign Scorpio (oct. 23 - nov. 21)
GenderMale
ReligionJudaism
His Parents
Aaron Copland's mother's and father's name are Harris Morris Copland and Sarah Mittenthal Copland
Aaron Copland is usually sing the following music styles
Who is Aaron Copland?
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. Works in this vein include the ballets Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid and Rodeo, his Fanfare for the Common Man and Third Symphony. The open, slowly changing harmonies of many of his works are archetypical of what many people consider to be the sound of American music, evoking the vast American landscape and pioneer spirit. In addition to his ballets and orchestral works, he produced music in many other genres including chamber music, vocal works, opera and film scores. After some initial studies with composer Rubin Goldmark, Copland traveled to Paris, where he studied at first with Isidor Philipp and Paul Vidal, then with noted pedagogue Nadia Boulanger.
Education
He went to the following schools
  • Fontainebleau Schools
Receives Awards
  • Kennedy Center Honors - 2nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors
  • Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition - 3rd Annual Grammy Awards
  • Pulitzer Prize for Music - 1945 Pulitzer Prize
  • Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - 22nd Academy Awards
  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada - Music Composition
  • Grammy Trustees Award - Count Basie
  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award - Boston Symphony Orchestra
Aaron Copland's Books
  • What to Listen for in Music
  • The pleasures of music
  • Copland On Music
  • Music and imagination
  • Art Songs And Arias
  • Música y músicos contemporáneos
  • The New Music 1900-1960
  • Copland 1900 Through 1942
  • The second hurricane
  • Como Escuchar La Musica
Aaron Copland's Albums
  • Fanfare for the Common Man / Rodeo / Appalachian Spring
  • Clarinet Concerto, Etc. (New York Chamber Symphony feat. conductor: Gerard Schwartz)
  • Billy the Kid / Rodeo
  • Copland: Appalachian Spring; Rodeo; Billy the Kid; Fanfare for the Common Man (Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava), conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser)
  • Music for Films
  • The Young Pioneers: The Complete Music for Solo Piano
  • Bernstein Century: Appalachian Spring / Rodeo / Billy the Kid / Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Bernstein Century: Music for the Theatre / Concerto for Piano and Orchestra / Connotations for Orchestra / El Salón México
  • A Centenary Tribute
  • A Copland Celebration, Volume 3 (New York Philharmonic and Choral Art Society feat. conductor: Aaron Copland)
His Compositions
  • Symphony No. 3
  • Appalachian Spring
  • The Tender Land
  • Old American Songs
  • Billy the Kid
  • Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Clarinet Concerto
  • El Salón México
  • Piano Variations
  • Rodeo
Aaron Copland's Tracks
  • Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson: I. Nature, the gentlest mother ('To David Diamond')
  • Quiet City
  • Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Tempo di Tango
  • Appalachian Spring (Concert Suite)
  • Quiet City (for trumpet, English horn and strings)
  • Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson: VII. Going to Heaven! ('To Lukas Foss')
  • Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson: III. The world feels dusty ('To Alexei Haieff')
  • Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson: VIII. The Chariot ('To Arthur Berger')
Films
  • 145 W. 21 fandor