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Aaron Copland

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Country of Birth:

Usa

Year of Birth:

1900

Year of Death:

1990

About the composer Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900 - December 2, 1990) was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music. He was instrumental in forging a distinctly American style of composition, and is often referred to as "the Dean of American Composers". He is best known to the public for the works he wrote in the 1930s and 1940s in a deliberately more accessible style than his earlier pieces, including the ballets Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid, Rodeo and his Fanfare for the Common Man. The open, slowly changing harmonies of many of his works are archetypical of what many people consider to be the sound of American music, evoking the vast American landscape and pioneer spirit. However, he wrote music in different styles at different periods of his life: his early works incorporated jazz or avant-garde elements whereas his later music incorporated serial techniques. In addition to his ballets and orchestral works he produced music in many other genres including chamber music, vocal works, opera and film scores.
Aaron Copland was born in Brooklyn of Lithuanian Jewish descent, the last of five children, on November 14, 1900. Before emigrating from Russia to the United States, Copland's father, Harris Morris Copland, Anglicized his surname "Kaplan" to "Copland" while waiting in Scotland en route to America. Throughout his childhood, Copland and his family lived above his parents' Brooklyn shop, H.M. Copland's, at 628 Washington Avenue (which Aaron would later describe as "a kind of neighborhood Macy's"), on the corner of Dean Street and Washington Avenue, and most of the children helped out in the store. His father was a staunch Democrat. The family members were active in Congregation Baith Israel Anshei Emes, where Aaron celebrated his Bar Mitzvah. Not especially athletic, the sensitive young man became an avid reader and often read Horatio Alger stories on his front steps.
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Copland Laurie s Song 7710
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1Oh! I was going a courtin Popularity:

Opera: Tender Land, TheComposer: CoplandAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Top
2That is crazy Popularity:

Opera: Tender Land, TheComposer: CoplandAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Top
3All thinking is done Popularity:

Opera: Tender Land, TheComposer: CoplandAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Ma Moss
4Martin's Song Popularity:

Opera: Tender Land, TheComposer: CoplandAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

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5Thank you thank you all Popularity:

Opera: Tender Land, TheComposer: CoplandAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Laurie Moss
6The sun is coming up Popularity:

Opera: Tender Land, TheComposer: CoplandAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Laurie Moss
7Laurie's Song Popularity:

Opera: Tender Land, TheComposer: CoplandAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

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8I am getting tired of traveling Popularity:

Opera: Tender Land, TheComposer: CoplandAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Martin
9Daybreak will come in short time Popularity:

Opera: Tender Land, TheComposer: CoplandAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Martin
10Ma's Song Popularity:

Opera: Tender Land, TheComposer: CoplandAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

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