Aaron Copland is one of America's most beloved musical pioneers, famous for Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid, and Lincoln Portrait, as well as the movie scores for "Our Town" and "Of Mice and Men," and numerous orchestral and chamber works. This candid, colorful memoir begins with Copland's Brooklyn childhood and takes us through his years in Paris, the creation of his early works, and his arrival at Tanglewood. Rich with remembrances from Leonard Bernstein, Virgil Thomson, and Nadia Boulanger, as well as a trove of letters, photographs, and scores from Copland's collection, this is one of our most vivid musical autobiographies, and an enduring record of an American maestro's explosively creative coming of age.
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"A valuable, readable, endearing record of his achievement." --The New York Times
"Scholars and lay readers alike will find this an indispensable source of Copland lore." -Library JournalAbout the Author:
Aaron Copland remains one of America's most admired and treasured composers. He died in 1990 at the age of ninety.
Vivian Perlis is a music historian and director of the oral history program in American music at Yale University. The two also collaborated on the companion volume to this one, entitled Copland: Since 1943.
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