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Description - What To Listen For In Music by Aaron Copland

LISTEN WITH INTELLIGENCE. Whether they listen to Mozart or Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland invites you to ask two basic questions- Are they hearing everything that is going on? Are you really being sensitive to it? If you cannot answer yes to both questions, you owe it to yourself to read this book. With his provocative suggestions, Copland guides you through a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms. This classic work, the only book of its kind written by an eminent American compser, features- Chapters on contemporary music and film music Recommended recordings for each chapter A selected list of books for further reading and reference In this edition, leading music critic Alan Rich continues Copland's discussion of contemporary music for today's listeners and traces the composer's success in bringing music lovers 'closer to the magical mysteries of the music we can hear and want to hear better.' 'By far the best thing of its kind yet to appear.' - Modern Music 'One of the most helpful, sensible, and enjoyable discourses on the subject ever published.' - Victor Record Review WITH FOREWORD AND AN EPILOGUE BY ALAN RICH AND A NEW APPRECIATION BY LEONARD SLATKIN

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780451531766
ISBN-10: 0451531760
Format: Paperback / softback
(172mm x 105mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Signet Classics
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland's well-known and highly regarded compositions, performed and recorded extensively throughout the world, include the Pulitzer Prize-winning ballet Appalachian Spring, as well as Billy the Kid, Rodeo, Lincoln Portrait, and the film scores of Our Town and The Heiress. On being awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in 1986, Copland was praised for his "uniquely American music that reflects the very soul and experience of our people." During his career, Copland taught composition at Harvard and the Berkshire Music Center, lectured all over the United States, and wrote Our New Music and Music and Imagination. He died in 1990.

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