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Aaron Copland, his life and times.

Author: Arnold Dobrin
Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co. [1967]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a biography-with-background so intellectually stimulating that it transcends its immediate informational function. With minimal recourse to the standard ploy of anticipating his subject's future, Mr. Dobrin characterizes each circumstance so deftly that Copland develops naturally to his present eminence. Here is the balanced stability of a Jewish immigrant family; the sudden, exciting discovery of
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Dobrin, Arnold.
Aaron Copland, his life and times.
New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co. [1967]
(OCoLC)609520160
Named Person: Aaron Copland; Aaron Copland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Dobrin
OCLC Number: 719040
Credits: "Musical work by Aaron Copland": pages 197-201. "Books by Aaron Copland": p. 205.
Description: 211 pages illustrations, music, portraits 21 cm
Contents: America, America --
The marvelous discovery --
The world beyond Brooklyn --
Departure --
The first years in Paris --
Study with Nadia Boulanger --
Return to New York --
"It seems evident that in five years he will be ready to commit murder" --
The MacDowell Colony and return to Europe --
Jazz comes of age --
Composer in Manhattan --
Journeys to Paris --
The bitter years --
Mexico --
A vast new audience --
Tanglewood --
Assignments in Hollywood --
Great achievements in the theater --
Cultural ambassador --
Ding Dong House and the Villa Aurelia --
Aaron Copland : dean of American composers --
Musical works by Aaron Copland --
Pocket scores --
Scores for young people --
Books by Aaron Copland.

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This book is a biography-with-background so intellectually stimulating that it transcends its immediate informational function. With minimal recourse to the standard ploy of anticipating his subject's future, Mr. Dobrin characterizes each circumstance so deftly that Copland develops naturally to his present eminence. Here is the balanced stability of a Jewish immigrant family; the sudden, exciting discovery of music; the cultural vitality of Paris in the '20s, and the camaraderie; the contrasts of quiet and clamor in New York as counterpoint to composition; with Carlos Chavez in Mexico, with Paul Bowles in Morocco, with Harold Clurman in and out of the theater -- and informed appreciation of the influence of Nadia Boulanger and Koussevitsky. Through the comings-and-goings, the conversations, the concerts attended and brief profiles of the compositions, emerges the musical history of the mid-century, especially in America, with appropriate attention to Copland's work for radio, films, ballet and modern dance as well as the concert hall. The author concludes by introducing the reader to Copland's own writings; surely many youngsters will want to hear more and learn more. - Kirkus review https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/arnold-dobrin-2/aaron-copland-his-life-and-times.

This biography traces Mr. Copland's development from the first stirrings of his musical talent to the zenith of his career as composer, conductor, lecturer, and author.

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