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What to listen for in music
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990.
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Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Mentor, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxxii, 266 pages : music ; 18 cm
General Note:
"This is a revised edition of an authorized reprint of a hardcover edition published by McGraw-Hill"--T.p. verso.
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MT6.C78 W4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
MT6.C78 W4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Author Notes

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Aaron Copland was inspired by a piano recital that he heard at the age of 13. From that point on, he thought earnestly about a career in music. At the age of 14 he began piano lessons, being taught by one of his sisters. He soon demanded and received more formal training. By 1916, Copland knew that he wanted to be a composer. He was accepted as the first student at the newly established music school for Americans in France. There he studied composition and orchestration with Nadia Boulanger.

Supported early in his career by Serge Koussevitzky, Copland employed folk elements in many of his compositions, among them Billy the Kid (1938), Appalachian Spring (1945), and Rodeo (1942). Copland exerted enormous influence on the development of younger American composers by sponsoring concert series, festivals, artistic colonies, and competitions.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

This is a reprint of the enormously popular 1957 edition of Copland's guide to music. There is no new text by Copland, only a new introduction by composer William Schuman, which is more an encomium to the ``Dean of American Music.'' In large measure, the book owes its success to its simple, jargon-free language and engaging style. One wishes, though, that Copland might have added an assessment of the musical scene of the past 30 years. The bibliography has not been updated and is thus virtually useless, with the most recent entry 1955. Nonetheless, the book remains an excellent guide for the novice. Larry Lipkis, Moravian Coll., Bethlehem, Pa. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.