The first of a two-part examination of recent editions of Copland's music, how they came to be, and why they matter.
Shulamit Ran and Aaron Copland are not obvious parallels, but after a recent musicology event and chance to learn more about Ran and her music, Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett finds more similarities between the two than one might think.
Research often leads to new questions. This month, Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett takes us through new questions and possible answers from her summer research into Copland's Prelude for Piano Trio.
We’ll be taking a break from our regular monthly series for the summer. In the meantime, enjoy one of our first Midday Thoughts on how Copland’s music has transcended genre boundaries for decades.
Copland's Prelude for Piano Trio is about to step out of the shadows. Ninety-nine years after he first wrote the music, his arrangement of orchestral music that he wrote for Nadia Boulanger has finally seen publication.
While Copland is most famous today for his music, he also was an exceptional supporter of American music and young composers, both throughout his life and beyond. Explore his legacy of support for the field in this month's Midday Thoughts.