In honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth this fall, this Midday Thoughts looks at legendary pianist William Kapell's life, legacy, and his impact on Aaron Copland's music.
We're taking a break this month but will return with a new Midday Thoughts in October. Read on for a recap of the series so far and a look at what's ahead.
Building on last month's article on the versions of Appalachian Spring, here are some of the most iconic and well-loved recordings of the work in all of its forms.
Over a handful of decades, Copland's Appalachian Spring went through a series of reworkings, resulting in an often confusing variety of versions. Read on to untangle the history behind one of Copland's most iconic works.
Ever wondered what it would be like to see Copland's manuscripts in-person at the Library of Congress? Join Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett as she recounts a recent visit.
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.