Aaron Copland: A Reader : Selected Writings 1923-1972

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Music - 368 pages
The American composer and music legend comes to life in this selection of his best writings on a wide variety of topics, featuring excerpts from his correspondance and recommendations he wrote for other composers.
 

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Aaron Copland: a reader: selected writings 1923-1972

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Universally recognized as America's most popular classical composer, Copland was also a prolific writer and critic. His well-known music appreciation text, What To Listen for in Music (1957), became ... Read full review

Contents

How We Listen 1939
3
THE LIFE OF MUSIC
33
A Note on Young Composers 1935
125
Introducing Shostakovitch at Dinner 1949
132
Tanglewoods Future 1952
140
Defends the Music of Mahler 1925
149
Schoenbergs Expressionism 1941 1967
158
Béla Bartók 1941 1967
166
Darius Milhaud 1929
197
Americas Young Men of Music reprinted from Music and Musicians 9
200
Carlos Chávez 1928 1968
210
Benjamin Britten 1963
216
Ralph Hawkes 1950
223
Music for the Theatre I II 1925
229
PERSONAL
283
Bibliography
361

Stravinskys Dynamism reprinted from The New Music Norton 1968
171
Americas Young Men of Music 1960
191

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Richard Kostelanetz has edited over 40 collections of essays on American culture, ranging in subject matter from avant-garde fiction to collections of critical writings on John Cage and Frank Zappa. He is also a published critic, writer, and artist.

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