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Aaron Copland : the life and work of an uncommon man

Author: Howard Pollack
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of American composer Aaron Copland and discusses his childhood in Brooklyn, his studies in Paris, his work in Hollywood, his compositions, and other related topics.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Aaron Copland; Aaron Copland; Aaron Copland; Aaron Copland; Aaron Copland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Pollack
ISBN: 0805049096 9780805049091
OCLC Number: 39381264
Description: xi, 690 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A Copland portrait --
Background matters --
Early education and first works --
Paris --
Copland the music of Europe --
From Sonata movement to Grohg (1921-24) --
Return and rediscovery --
The usable past --
From the Organ symphony to "vocalise" (1924-28) --
From Vitebsk to the Piano variations (1928-30) --
Copland among his peers --
Copland and younger American composers --
South of the border --
Personal affairs --
Copland and the American theater --
An engaged citizen --
From the Short symphony to A prairie journal (1933-37) --
From Billy the Kid to John Henry (1938-40) --
Music for the movies and for keyboard (1939-41) --
From Lincoln portrait to Danzón cubano (1942). From The north star to Appalachian spring (1943-44) --
From "jubilee variation" to Four piano blues (1945-48) --
From The red pony to the piano quartet (1948-50) --
The changing scene --
From Old American songs to the Piano fantasy (1950-57) --
From Dance panels to Connotations (1959-62) --
From Emblems to Proclamation (1964-82) --
Identity issues --
The later years.
Responsibility: Howard Pollack.
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Chronicles the life of American composer Aaron Copland and discusses his childhood in Brooklyn, his studies in Paris, his work in Hollywood, his compositions, and other related topics.

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