Aaron Copland

By: Kierslyn Gertsen

About The Composer

Throughout the 50's, Copland slowed his work as a composer and began to try his hand at conducting. In 1983, Copland conducted his last symphony. Aaron's work still inspires many of America's young composers.

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Fun Facts About Aaron Copland

Aaron learned how to play the piano from his older sister. Copland was one of the most respected classical composers from the twentieth century. Aaron created pieces that were both exceptional and innovative. When he turned 16, he went to Manhattan to study with Rubin Goldmark. Copland found out that he was attracted to the history and musicians of Europe. At 20 years old, he left New York for the Summer School of Music in Fountainbleau, France.

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Aaron Copland - Fanfare For The Common Man

Pieces He Composed

- Rodeo

-Quiet City

-The Cat And The Mouse