Aaron CoplandBy: Lucy Fazenbaker and Caroline Bell
Childhood in Brooklyn Aaron Copland was born Nov.14,1900 in Brooklyn, NY. Aaron is a great composer, but wasn’t born in a musical family. His parents were Russian and had never even been to a concert. He had learned about music from his sister.
Learning to be a composer At the age of 17 Aaron knew he wanted to be a composer. In Manhattan, he began taking private music lessons. During Aarons free time he went to many performances like the New York Symphony. Following his passion for European music, he moved to Paris from New York. For a long time he studied with Rubin Goldmark.
Where his Music was usedBallets: Billy the Kid, Rodeo, andAppalachian Spring.Patriotic Music: Fanfare for theCommon Man and Lincoln PortraitMovie Music: Red Pony and OurTown
MusicFanfare for the Common Man“Hoedown” from RodeoBilly the KidAppalachian Spring
What Aaron did at work Aaron was an author, composer, conductor, and a teacher. Aaron traveled around the world conducting and recording work. In the 1920s and 1930s Aaron organized a lot of concerts with other composers. Aaron wrote ballet music, music for films and radio, and patriotic works.
Later in Life His last job was as a teacher at Tanglewood, Harvard, and the New School for Social Research. Aaron conducted his last symphony in 1983. On a tragic day, poor Aaron died. He died in New York City. It was Dec. 2,1990 when Aaron died of old age.
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