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Aaron Copland Composer Presentation

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Kendra Mease

on 31 May 2013

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Transcript of Aaron Copland Composer Presentation

Production Distribution Research
Sales The Product *Aaron was born on November 14, 1900 in Brooklyn, New York
*He was the last of 5 children
*Aaron and his family lived above his parents Brooklyn shop "H.M. Brooklyn" at 628 Washington Avenue
*Most of the children helped in the store
*He attended Boys' High School Aaron's Childhood Resources AARON COPLAND
By: Kendra Mease His Early Career

*Copland's earliest compositions before leaving for Paris were short works for piano and some art songs
*His first published work was "the Cat and the Mouse"
*At the age of 15, after attending a concert-pianist, Copland decided to become a composer
*Copland took formal lessons in harmony, theory, and composition from Rubin Goldmark
*Copland's first public music performance was at a Wanamaker recital Aaron's Later Career

*Aaron was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music
*From Copland's point of view, he found both the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra to be tough groups resistant to newer music
*One of the violinist with the New York Philharmonic stated that the orchestra didn't take him too seriously
*From 1917 to 1921, Copland composed juvenile works of short piano pieces and art songs *Aaron Copland passed away on December 2, 1990 in North Tarrytown, New York which is now Sleepy Hollow
*He died from Alzheimer's Disease and Respiratory failure Composition Pieces-Late Works
Late works include:
*"Dance Panels" in 1959, ballet music
*"Something Wild" in 1961
*"Emblems" in 1964 for wind band
*"Night Thoughts" in 1972
And his last work started in 1973
*"Proclamation" in 1982
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