The Dean of American Composers
Aaron meets Serge Koussevitsky which was the beginning of his professional music career
Aaron playing the piano
Playing the piano early in his life led him to pursue a musical career
After Aaron composes his pieces he conducts an orchestra performing them
When Aaron returned to America from France in 1924, his career was launched when Serge Koussevitzky, a man he met in Paris, agreed to conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Copland's Organ Symphony.
- Fanfare for the Common Man is Aaron's most famous composition
- Symphony for Organ and Orchestra was Copland’s entry into the life of professional American musician in 1925
Some of his most famous pieces are ballets. Below are three of Aaron's most famous ballets.
- Billy the Kid - composed in 1938
- Rodeo - composed in 1942
- Appalachian Spring - composed in 1944
- Of Mice and Men - composed in 1937
- Our Town - composed in 1940
Not Only Composing Music But Writing Books
Significance of Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland vs Harry Connick Jr.
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