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Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man (Music in American Life)by Howard Pollack
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Winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, the first full-length scholarly study of the life and work of the composer of some of the twentieth century's most familiar music.
One of America's most beloved and accomplished composers, Aaron Copland played a crucial role in the coming of age of American music. This substantial biography is the first full-length scholarly study of his life and work.
A conductor, music critic, and teacher who wrote clearly and accessibly about music, Copland composed some of the twentieth century's most familiar works — Billy the Kid, Rodeo, Appalachian Spring, Fanfare for the Common Man — in addition to a wealth of music for opera, ballet, chorus, orchestra, chamber ensemble, band, radio, and film. Howard Pollack's expansive and detailed biography examines Copland's musical development, his political sympathies, his personal life, and his tireless encouragement of younger composers, presenting a balanced and skillfully wrought portrait of an American original.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -670) and index.
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