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Aaron Copland (1900-1990) American composer, his most famous pieces being 'Appalachian Spring' and 'Fanfare for the Common Man.' Marxist? Friend of Pete Seeger's father cofounded Composers Collective


Aaron Copland 1900 – 1990 was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music.


Composer Aaron Copland was born in Brooklyn of Lithuanian Jewish descent, on November 14, 1900. Before emigrating from Russia to the United States, Copland's father, Harris Morris Copland, Anglicized his surname "Kaplan" to "Copland".


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Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990) 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 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."

from Pine Glen Music Blog

November: Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)