Mar 8th, 2020
In this episode, Dave and Andrew explore the winner of the third Pulitzer Prize in Music, Aaron Copland for Appalachian Spring. Copland is among the most important and well-known American composers, and his style defined "America" in music for generations. Join us as we explore why Appalachian Spring has become a classic in American music and its reverberations down to today.
If you'd like more information about Appalachian Spring and Aaron Copland, we recommend:
- Howard Pollack's biography Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man.
- Jennifer Delapp-Birket's article "Appalachian Spring at 75: Then and Now"
- Copland House: http://www.coplandhouse.org
- Publisher (Boosey and Hawkes): https://www.boosey.com/cr/composer/Aaron+Copland?ttype=BIOGRAPHY