Aaron Copland


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Noun1.Aaron Copland - United States composer who developed a distinctly American music (1900-1990)Aaron Copland - United States composer who developed a distinctly American music (1900-1990)
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This gift of Annette Kaufman, Louis Kaufman's widow and longtime accompanist, provides a valuable collection of correspondence that includes letters to the Kaufmans from many important musical and artistic figures of the twentieth century, including Milton Avery, Samuel Barber, Robert Russell Bennett, Leonard Bernstein, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Aaron Copland, Jascha Heifetz, Bernard Herrmann, Fritz Kreisler, Francesco Malipiero, Bohuslav Martinu Darius Milhaud, Dimitri Mitropolous, Walter Piston, Francis Poulenc, George Rochberg, Richard Rodgers, Miklos Rozsa, Henri Sauguet, William Grant Still, Ernst Toch, and others.
In addition, there is a valuable archive of correspondence from many of the twentieth century's musical luminaries, such as Milton Babbitt, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, John Cage, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and Charles Ives.
His score--an assemblage of Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Philip Glass, Charles Ives, Edgard Varese, and John Zorn, as well as songs recorded by Whitney Houston--shows him at his most eclectic and inventive.
Kurt Weil and Aaron Copland, both being celebrated for their centenary year, have been featured this past year.
So wrote Martha Graham in her autobiography, Blood Memory, about a work that, along with its Pulitzer Prize-winning score by Aaron Copland, has become part of the American fabric, a dance classic exclusive to Graham's company for fifty-four years.
Composer Aaron Copland called it the ``Ballet for Martha'' because he wrote the music to fit the detailed scenario Graham drafted during the darkest days of World War II.
Graham selected the American composer Aaron Copland, who a decade earlier had provided her with a dissonant, modernist score for her solo Dithyramb.
And, the nineteen instrumentalists, conducted by Aaron Sherber, made one understand that it wasn't just for economy, but for the sense it gives of human utterance, that Aaron Copland initially wrote his Ballet for Martha music as an orchestral chamber work.
In addition to making ballets that were frequently centered upon Americana subjects, Page was one of the Great White Way's go-to dancemakers, and could count Aaron Copland, Isamu Noguchi, Katherine Dunham and Rudolf Nureyev amongst her collaborators and colleagues.
The program devised by PPO's Japanese conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura consisted of works by 20th-century American composers George Gershwin and Aaron Copland and Mexican contemporary composer Arturo Marquez.
The arrangements by Aaron Copland have been the most often performed.
Tabb, the flutist, and Fortin, the pianist, will perform works by composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Philippe Gaubert, Paul Hindemith and Aaron Copland.