Aaron Copland: A Reader : Selected Writings 1923-1972

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Music - 368 pages
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Aaron Copland is one of America's best-known composers and writers on twentieth century music. This volume brings together for the first time the best of his published essays on music, with previously unpublished material from his diaries, letters, and writings to present a complete picture of Copland as a cultural critic.
 

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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

MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
1
THE LIFE OF MUSIC
33
A Note on Young Composers 1935
125
Introducing Shostakovich at Dinner 1949
132
Tanglewoods Future 1952
140
Defends the Music of Mahler 1925
149
Schoenbergs Expressionism 19411967
158
Bela Bartok 19411967
166
Stravinskys Dynamism reprinted from The New Music Norton 1968
171
Americas Young Men of Music reprinted from Music and Musicians 9
200
HIS OWN WORKS
225
PERSONAL
283
Bibliography
361
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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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