20th Century By: Tiffany Mattingly
Aaron Copland • Born on November 14th, 1900 in Brooklyn, New York. • Died on December 2, 1990 in New York, New York.
Family The youngest of five children, born to Harris Morris Copland and Sarah Mittenthal Copland. The family lived above a department store, which they owned.
Family continued.. Copland's father had no musical interest at all but his mother, Sarah Copland, sang and played the piano, and arranged for music lessons for her children. Laurine had the strongest connection with Aaron, giving him his first piano lessons, promoting his musical education, and supporting him in his musical career
What led Copland to becoming a composer? • Copland's sister was a big influence on him as a kid, she is one of the many people that got him interested in composing at a young age.
What led Copland to be a composer continued… Copland's teacher and mentor Nadia Boulanger was a French composer, conductor and teacher who taught many composers and performers of the 20th century, she was his most important influence. Another inspiration was jazz. "The impression of jazz one receives in a foreign country is totally unlike the impression of such music heard in one's own country when I heard jazz played in Vienna, it was like hearing it for the first time."
Music “Hoedown” from Rodeo Hoedown is one of the movements from the ballet Rodeo. It was premiered at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City on October 16, 1942
Resources Back ground information.. Family influences Aaron Copland packet