America’s 10 Greatest Composers - American Profile
Aaron Copland (1900-1990) is an icon as one of the most famous American composers in modern history, his most famous pieces being 'Appalachian Spring' and 'Fanfare for the Common Man.'
Aaron Copland was a famous American composer of the 20th century. In fact, his life spanned almost the entire century. He was born on November 14, 1900, in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were first-generation Jewish immigrants from Lithuania. As was typical for children in those days, Copland was introduced to the piano early in life. His elder sister could play and also taught him.
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The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives: The True Story of a Famous American Composer
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When the "Lusitania" was attacked in 1915, the American composer and New Yorker Charles Ives transformed the experience of this heartbreaking news into a musical piece. It begins with a jumble of traffic noises, then the hurdy-gurdy swells into the lovely old hymn "In the Sweet Bye-and-Bye." In lyrical text and watercolors-sometimes in dramatic wordless spreads-this thoughtful picture book reveals not only a wartime tragedy, but a composer's conviction that everyday music can convey profound emotion-and help heal a city. Young readers will understand that if they listen, music can be heard in the unlikeliest of places, from the busy chatter of a market to the wail of a fire engine.
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The Great American Classical Composers