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Aaron Copland's America : a cultural perspective

Author: Gail Levin; Judith Tick; Heckscher Museum of Art.
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During his career as a composer, Copland came to know some remarkable artists - painters, photographers, composers, choreographers and writers. This volume documents these friendships and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Levin, Gail, 1948-
Aaron Copland's America.
New York : Watson-Guptill, 2000
(OCoLC)621865739
Named Person: Aaron Copland; Aaron Copland; Aaron Copland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Levin; Judith Tick; Heckscher Museum of Art.
ISBN: 0823001105 9780823001101
OCLC Number: 45723871
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the exhibition Aaron Copland's America: a cultural perspective, at the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York November 4, 2000-January 21, 2001, curated by Gail Levin"--Title page verso.
Description: 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Aaron Copland's America ; Picturing Aaron Copland / Gail Levin --
The music of Aaron Copland / Judith Tick. Aaron Copland's America: a cultural perspective / Gail Levin. Introduction ; Formative years ; Study abroad: the Parisian avant-garde ; The influence of jazz ; Getting established in New York ; Explorations of folk idioms ; Contested cultural leadership ; The search for an American art ; Mexico ; Political engagement ; "Imposed simplicity" ; Billy the Kid ; Urban themes ; Political backlash ; Wartime works ; Appalachian Spring ; Composing for film ; Postwar years and beyond ; Conclusion --
Picturing Aaron Copland --
The music of Aaron Copland / Judith Tick. Introduction ; Years of exploration ; Paris ; New York modern ; Political ideals and pragmatism ; Grass roots and home-front culture ; Cold war modern.
Responsibility: Gail Levin and Judith Tick.

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