Aaron Copland Writing Styles in What to Listen for in Music

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Aaron Copland was a well-known and highly respected composer. His work has been performed and recorded extensively all over the world. Works include "Billy the Kid", "Lincoln Portrait", "Rodeo", the Pulitzer prize-winning ballet "Appalachian Spring", and film scores of "The Heiress" and "Our Town". In 1986, Copland was awarded a Congressional Gold medal and praised for his "uniquely American music that reflects the very soul and experience of our people". Copland is well known for having taught at Harvard, the Berkshire music Center, and the new school. Other books include our new music and music and imagination. Aaron Copland died in 1990.

In "What to Listen for in Music", Copland uses his many years of experience as a musician and composer to relate specifics on how to truly appreciate various forms of music. Unlike many experts, Copland's experience does not hinder his explanations or advice. It is obvious that the...

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