In celebration of the work's 75th premiere anniversary earlier this month, dive into the music and craft behind Copland's choral masterpiece, In the Beginning.
Join us for our new series, Midday Thoughts: musings about, around, and related to Copland and his music, featuring musicologist Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett.
From jazz to the concert hall to the big screen and beyond, Copland easily crossed genre boundaries throughout his career. Even today, his music continues to reflect this crossover spirit through unexpected arrangements, settings, and inspiration.
Copland's lesser known Nonet is ripe for a modern comeback 60 years after its premiere performance. Musicologist Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett reflects on the work's history.
The 2020 MUSA Edition of Appalachian Spring, edited by Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett and Aaron Sherber, was awarded this year’s Claude V. Palisca Award from the American Musicological Society.
As this year comes to a close, take a look back at new recordings of Copland’s music released in 2020.