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2 aaron copland

  1. 1. 2 AARON COPLAND 1900-1990
  2. 2. BIOGRAPHY  Aaron Copland was an American from Brooklyn, New York.  https://maps.google.com/maps?safe=active&q=brooklyn+new+york+map&ie=UTF 8&hq=&hnear=0x89c24416947c2109:0x82765c7404007886,Brooklyn,+ NY&gl=us&ei=0zaOUrryEovlyAHzg4GIAQ&sqi=2&ved=0CCwQ8gE wAA  Son of Russian-Jewish immigrants  Studied music all of his life and studied in Paris when he was 20
  3. 3. NADIA BOULANGER  Whilst in Paris, Copland studied under a remarkable musician named Nadia Boulanger.  http://www.icareifyoulisten.com/2012/01/french -composerss-names-nadia-and-lili-boulanger/  Boulanger was a master-teacher/mentor for many dif ferent composers.  “…she gave up composition herself in deference to the talent of her sister Lili, also a composer, when Lili died tragically at the age of twenty -four (Kerman, 357).”  Boulanger encouraged Copland’s interest in Stravinsky…
  4. 4. NATIONALISM  Similar to Bartok’s interest in finding and promoting Hungarian folk music, Copland tirelessly promoted American music.  He unified American composers and formed a “Composer’s Alliance” that insisted that art should “serve the people.”  Copland wrote patriotic music such as A Lincoln Por trait and Fanfare for the Common Man
  5. 5. LATER IN LIFE  Headed up the composition faculty at an important summer school at Tanglewood, Massachusetts which worked with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Whilst teaching his output as a composer decreased.  Among his students were Leonard Bernstein.  He is remembered as “devoid of the egoism of so many artists.”
  6. 6. HIS MUSIC  You should name a recognize Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man
  7. 7. APPALACHIAN SPRING (1945)  Choreographed by Martha Gragam, an American choreographer  The ballet depicts, “a pioneer celebration in spring around a newly built farmhouse in the Pennsylvania hills in the early part of the last century.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmgaKGSxQVw
  8. 8. SPRINGS? Appalachian Spring  Similarities Rite of Spring  Differences

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