Copland, Aaron

   The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, Copland was one of America’s greatest modern composers. His work combined the influences of Igor Stravinsky with that of jazz and American folk melodies. He wrote for radio, theater, and movies, and his first major piece was Symphony for Organ and Orchestra, composed in 1924. During the 1920s, Copland was very much part of the avant-garde and contributed articles to the new journal Modern Music. He established the American Festivals of Contemporary Music at Saratoga Springs in 1932. His El Salon Mexico (1936) was influenced by visits to South America and Central America. He is best known for his later ballets celebrating American themes, Billy the Kid (1938), Rodeo (1942), and Appalachian Spring (1944), and for the patriotic pieces written in 1942, A Lincoln Portrait and Fanfare for a Common Man. Copland wrote many famous film scores, including those for Of Mice and Men (1939) and Our Town (1940), and in 1949 he won an Oscar for his music for the movie The Heiress. During the period of McCarthyism in the 1950s, Copland was investigated for his supposed communist sympathies, and he testified before Congress in 1953.
   See also Cinema.

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  • COPLAND, AARON — (1900–1990), U.S. composer. Copland was born in Brooklyn, studied with Rubin goldmark in New York, and with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Returning to the U.S. in 1924, he became active as a composer, teacher, and conductor. In his early years… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Copland, Aaron — born Nov. 14, 1900, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 2, 1990, North Tarrytown, N.Y. U.S. composer. Born to Russian Jewish immigrant parents, he studied composition in Paris with Nadia Boulanger. In his early works he experimented with jazz rhythms… …   Universalium

  • Copland, Aaron — (1900–90)    US composer and conductor. Copland, a prolific composer, based much of his work on contemporary American themes. He was instrumental in bringing the music of modern musicians to the attention of both American and world audiences. He… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Copland, Aaron — (14 nov. 1900, Brooklyn, N.Y., EE.UU.–2 dic. 1990, North Tarrytown, N.Y.). Compositor estadounidense. Nacido de padres rusojudíos inmigrantes, estudió composición en París con Nadia Boulanger. En sus primeras obras experimentó con ritmos del jazz …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Copland,Aaron — Cop·land (kōpʹlənd), Aaron. 1900 1990. American composer whose works include the ballets Rodeo (1942) and Appalachian Spring (1944), which won a Pulitzer Prize. * * * …   Universalium

  • Copland, Aaron — (1900 91)    American composer. He was born in Brooklyn. He served as head of the composition department of the Berkshire Music Centre in Tanglewood from 1940 to 1965. His compositions include symphonies, ballets, film scores, orchestral works… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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  • Aaron Copland — [ˈærən ˈkoʊplənd] (* 14. November 1900 in Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.; † 2. Dezember 1990 in North Tarrytown) war ein US amerikanischer Komponi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Aaron Copland — tocando el piano Nacimiento …   Wikipedia Español

  • Copland (Begriffsklärung) — Copland bezeichnet ein Apple Betriebssystem, siehe Copland einen Film, siehe Cop Land und ist der Name von folgenden Personen Aaron Copland (1900−1990), US amerikanischer Komponist Marc Copland (* 1948), US amerikanischer Jazz Pianist, Keyboarder …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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