Join us for our new series, Midday Thoughts: musings about, around, and related to Copland and his music, featuring musicologist Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett.
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.