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Aaron Copland’s well-known and highly regarded compositions, performed and recorded extensively throughout the world, include the Pulitzer Prize–winning ballet Appalachian Spring, as well as Billy the Kid, Rodeo, Lincoln Portrait, and the film scores of Our Town and The Heiress. On being awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in 1986, Copland was praised for his “uniquely American music that reflects the very soul and experience of our people.” During his career, Copland taught composition at Harvard and the Berkshire Music Center, lectured all over the United States, and wrote Our New Music and Music and Imagination. He died in 1990.
Very good and comprehensive. A lot to learn for the novice and includes a lot of history of the life of some composers! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gunter HORMANN
The book has good information, but it is written in a flowery style. I prefer a simple style that explains musical structure, lists important musicians and outlines music history.Published 7 months ago by Siu Mirys
Great book for insight into classical music for the moderately informed. Brings to light the structure and brilliance of the composers cited in the book. A great resource.Published 10 months ago by Larry Reimer
The best book on this topic I have ever read. Aaron Copeland articulately documented the things true musicians understand about music.Published 10 months ago by Frank R. Caruso
If I ordered this book, I don't remember this book. It was obviously ordered for a class I had to take.Published 10 months ago by Angelia S. Sturdivant
This is a book that was required for a class I'm taking. It's a good read for the musician or non-musician and offers a unique perspective from inside the composer's mind.Published 10 months ago by backpacking gal