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.
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.
As this year comes to a close, take a look back at new recordings of Copland’s music released in 2020.