The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man New edition
By (author) Howard Pollack
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Aaron Copland by Howard Pollack
Book DescriptionOne of America's most beloved and accomplished composers, Aaron Copland played a crucial role in the coming of age of American music. This substantial biography is the first full-length scholarly study of Copland's life and work. A conductor, music critic, and teacher who wrote clearly and accessibly about music, Copland composed some of the twentieth century's most familiar works - Billy the Kid, Rodeo, Appalachian Spring, Fanfare for the Common Man - in addition to a wealth of music for opera, ballet, chorus, orchestra, chamber ensemble, band, radio, and film. Howard Pollack's expansive and detailed biography examines Copland's musical development, his political sympathies, his personal life, and his tireless encouragement of younger composers, presenting a balanced and skillfully wrought portrait of an American original.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252069000
(235mm x 152mm x 40mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Aaron Copland, Hardback (April 2000)» View all books by Howard Pollack
The American composer Aaron Copland was also a critic whose writings have influenced critical thought and contemporary taste in the USA. This biography traces his life and work, from his childhood in Brooklyn as a son of Russian immigrants.
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