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.
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.