Aaron Copland, composer
Composer ~ Conductor

Aaron Copland

November 14, 1900, Brooklyn, NY ~ December 2, 1990, North Tarrytown, NY

One of America's most beloved composers, best known for works written in the 1930s and 1940s in a deliberately accessible manner he called his “vernacular style.” ~ Providence Singers: Aaron Copland ~ retrieved May 13, 2014 © Providence Singers

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Also on November 14 ~ Buckwheat Zydeco born ~ Cornell Gunter born 

November 14, 1992 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) P.M. Dawn, I'd Die Without You ~ #2 (1) Boyz II Men, End Of The Road ~ #1 (2) The Heights, How Do You Talk To An Angel

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As much as anyone, Aaron Copland established American concert music through his compositions, polemics, promotions, and just plain hard work. He belongs to a generation of composers - along with Virgil Thomson, Roy Harris, and Walter Piston - which not only raised our native music to a thoroughly professional level, but put it on an equal footing with contemporary developments in European modernism. As Igor Stravinsky once remarked, “Why call Copland a great American composer? He's a great composer.” ~ Classical.net: Aaron Copland ~ retrieved May 13, 2014 © Classical.net

Aaron Copland ~ Inducted in the 2008 Long Island Music Hall Of Fame ~ It was his pioneering achievement to break free from European musical influence and create a concert music that is recognizably, characteristically American. ~ retrieved May 20, 2014 © Long Island Music Hall Of Fame



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