Aaron Copland

Nov 14, 1900

Bio: The son of immigrant parents from Poland and Lithuania, Copland was exposed to concert music up through the Impressionists at an early age while growing up in New York. (One of his teachers prevented him from glancing at Charles Ives' Concord Sonata so he wouldn't be "contaminated" by it.) He studied harmony, counterpoint, and sonata form at the Boy's High School,… More


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