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.
Eighty years ago, Fanfare for the Common Man was first heard by audiences; this month's article spotlights the unique and lasting musical identity of this famous work.
Aaron Copland spoke often of the composer's role in American society, and by extension, what he perceived his role to be. The second of this two-part series focuses on some of Copland's best known statements on the topic.
Aaron Copland was never just a composer; he was always an American composer. But what did that label mean to him? Read on in the first of a two-part examination of Copland's best known statements on the topic.
Music and Imagination came out 70 years ago just in time for holiday gift-giving. Get reacquainted with this Copland classic and the excitement around its reception.
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.