Saturday, April 13, 2013

Aaron Copeland, notes on highlights

Aaron Copeland
most prolific American composer of 20th century
studied with Madame B-something, most famous teacher
tremendous grounding in composition
made living as a lecturer of 20th century music
wrote 3 famous ballets and bunch of other shit
nationalistic composer
1938 Billy the Kid a ballet
about the famous gunslinger/killer
*Copeland wrote a number of pieces for music
sounds like old west music
another ballet Rodeo 1942
last ballet Appalachian Spring
Theme and Variation of Simple Gifts
Fanfare for the Common Man

No comments:

Post a Comment