Aaron Copland : the life and work of an uncommon man (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Aaron Copland : the life and work of an uncommon man

Aaron Copland : the life and work of an uncommon man

Author: Howard Pollack
Publisher: Illinois : University of Illinois Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

Features the biography of Aaron Copland, his life, and his music.


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Genre/Form: collective biographies
Named Person: Aaron Copland; Aaron Copland
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Pollack
ISBN: 0805049096 9780805049091 0252069005 9780252069000
OCLC Number: 312927395
Awards: Winner of
Winner of an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.
Description: xi, 690 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A Copland portrait --
Background matters --
Early education and first works --
Paris --
Copland and the music of Europe --
From Sonata movement to Grogh (1921-24) --
Return and rediscovery --
The usable past --
From the Organ symphony to "Vocalise" (1924-28) --
From Vitebsk to the Piano variations (1928-1930) --
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 moves and for keyboard (1939-41) --
From Lincoln portrait to Danzon cubano (1942) --
From The North star to Appalachian spring (1943-44) --
From "Jubilee variation" to Four piano blues (1945-48) --
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 --
Conclusion --
Appendix: List of works.
Responsibility: Howard Pollack.


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Winner of an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. "Now is the time for a comprehensive, insightful biography of Aaron Copland, and Howard Pollack has answered the call. . . . This is a professional, Read more...

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