Quotes by Aaron Copland

About Aaron Copland:

Aaron Copland is best known to the public for the works he wrote in the 1930s and 1940s in a deliberately accessible style often referred to as "populist" and which the composer labeled his "vernacular" style. Works in this vein include the ballets Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid and Rodeo, his Fanfare for the Common Man and Third Symphony. The open, slowly changing harmonies of many of his works are archetypical of what many people consider to be the sound of American music, evoking the vast American landscape and pioneer spirit. In addition to his ballets and orchestral works, he produced music in many other genres including chamber music, vocal works, opera and film scores.

Author Bio

  • NameAaron Copland
  • DescriptionAmerican composer, composition teacher, writer, and conductor
  • BornNovember 14, 1900
  • DiedDecember 2, 1990
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionConductor; Pianist; Composer; Choreographer; Musicologist; Music Educator; Jazz Musician
  • AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship; Rome Prize; Academy Award For Best Original Score; National Medal Of Arts; Handel Medallion; Presidential Medal Of Freedom; Grammy Trustees Award; Charles E. Lutton Man Of Music Award