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.
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.
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.