Aaron Copland Essay

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Aaron Copland was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 14 November 1900, the youngest of five children to Harris Morris Copland and Sarah Mittenthal Copland, both of whom were Jewish immigrants from Russia.

Copland's earliest musical training came in the form of piano lessons which he received from his sister Laurine. When he was only nine, he started to invent tunes on the piano. At the age of fifteen he decided he wanted to become a composer. Then went to a boy only high school and learned more about harmony, counterpoint, and composition. In June of 1921, Copland moved to France, where he attended the Summer School of Music for American Students at Fontainebleau for more advanced learning.

During his lifespan history was big and some main things that happened was World War 1 started in 1914 and ended in 1918 ,World War 2 starts in
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Some of his fine great works are Appalachian Spring, Lincoln Portrait, Fanfare for the Common Man, Billy the kid and,Quiet City. All of these music pieces are very important to him and some of are his major works. One of those pieces had a major fame. That piece would be Appalachian Spring. Appalachian Spring are Completed 1944 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, first performance October 30, 1944, in Washington, D.C. Originally scored for 13 instruments, expanded version scored for two each flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets, and trombones, an extensive percussion battery of tympani, xylophone, snare drum, bass drum, long drum, wood block, claves, glockenspiel, triangle, plus harp, pianoforte, and strings.Also, there is a ballet made for the song and it was one of the masterworks of the 20th century.

He had a sad death in December 02, 1990 in North Tarrytown, New York, United States. How Aaron Copland died is he had Alzheimer's disease which is a form of dementia. Dementia is a form of -p brain disease when people lose their

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