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THE BOULANGER CONNECTION. Nadia Boulanger (1887 - 1979). THE BOULANGER CONNECTION. Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990) Walter Piston (1894 - 1976) Virgil Thomson (1896 - 1989) Roy Harris (1898 - 1979) William Schuman (1910 - Vincent Persichetti (1915 - Philip Glass (1937 -

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the boulanger connection
THE BOULANGER CONNECTION
  • Nadia Boulanger (1887 - 1979)
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THE BOULANGER CONNECTION

  • Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990)
  • Walter Piston (1894 - 1976)
  • Virgil Thomson (1896 - 1989)
  • Roy Harris (1898 - 1979)
  • William Schuman (1910 -
  • Vincent Persichetti (1915 -
  • Philip Glass (1937 -
  • Jon Polifrone (1937 -
  • Marc Blitzstein (1905 - 1964)

PARIS

aaron copland 1900 1990
AARON COPLAND1900 - 1990
  • parents were from Poland and Lithuania
  • born in Brooklyn
  • studied harmony, counterpoint and sonata form under Goldmark
  • saw Ives’s Concord Sonata at Goldmark’s studio but was not allowed to become “contaminated” by it
  • went to the new American Conservatory at Fontainebleau in 1920
  • studied with Boulanger until 1924
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AARON COPLAND1900 - 1990

  • met Roussel, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Koussevitzky
  • heard the premiere of Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition
  • spent his summers in Berlin
  • interested in jazz
  • 1924 - began as a private teacher
  • music began to attract the attention of the BSO under K., the MacDowell Colony and the Guggenheim Foundation
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AARON COPLAND1900 - 1990

  • 1928-1931 - sponsored a series of new music concerts with Roger Sessions
  • helped found the Arrow Music Press, the Yaddo Festivals and taught at the New School for Social Research
  • 1935 & 1944 taught at Harvard (Piston)
  • first American composer to hold the Norton Professor of Poetics at Harvard - lectures published as Music and Imagination
  • 1940 - teacher and advisor at the Berkshire Music Center (established by K)
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AARON COPLANDHonors and Awards

  • 1945 - Pulitzer Prize
  • 1945 - New York Music Critics’ Circle Award
  • 1950 - “Oscar”
  • 1956 - Gold Medal from the National Institute of Arts and Letters
  • 1956 - honorary degree from Princeton
  • 1964 - Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • 1970 - Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1970 - Howland Prize of Yale University
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AARON COPLAND2 Operas including

  • his social concerns resulted in his opera for children, with a chorus of parents, The Second Hurricane (1936)
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AARON COPLAND30 Orchestral Works including

  • 1933-1936 El salon Mexico led to his permanent contract with Boosey & Hawkes as his publisher
  • 1939 - Quiet City
  • 1942 - Fanfare for the Common Man; Lincoln Portrait
  • 1947-1948 - Clarinet Concerto for Benny Goodman
aaron copland 19 pieces of chamber music including
AARON COPLAND19 pieces of Chamber Musicincluding
  • 1923 - 2 Pieces for String Quartet
  • 1939 - Quiet City (orig. unpub.)
aaron copland 25 works for keyboard including
AARON COPLAND25 works for Keyboard including
  • 1920-1921 - Three Moods: Embittered, Wistful, Jazzy
  • 1930 - Piano Variations
  • 1947,1934,1948,1926 - 4 Piano Blues
  • 1977 - Midsummer Nocturne (his last composition)
aaron copland 12 pieces of choral music including
AARON COPLAND12 pieces of Choral Musicincluding
  • 1925 - The House on the Hill (Women’s U. Glee Club)
  • 1955 - Canticle of Freedom (MIT)
aaron copland 12 songs including
AARON COPLAND12 Songs including
  • 1944-1945 - 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson
  • Old American Songs
  • Old American Songs, set 2
aaron copland 8 film scores including
AARON COPLAND8 Film Scores including
  • 1939 - Of Mice and Men
  • 1940 - Our Town
  • 1948 - The Red Pony
aaron copland 6 ballets including
AARON COPLAND6 Ballets including
  • 1938 - Billy the Kid comm. by Lincoln Kirstein for Eugene Loring
  • 1942 - Rodeo for Agnes de Mille
  • 1943-1944 - Appalachian Spring for Martha Graham
aaron copland style
AARON COPLANDStyle
  • plain, clean-colored, deeply imaginative, theatrically functional
aaron copland appalachian spring
AARON COPLANDAppalachian Spring
  • written in 1943-1944 for Martha Graham
  • scored for fl, cl, bn, pf, 4 vn, 2 va, 2vc, db
  • Premiere in Wash., DC Oct. 30, 1944
  • full orch. suite - 1945
  • Copland: “orchestral know-how consists in keeping instruments out of each other’s way”
  • never conventional
  • uses irregular rhythms (5/8 and 7/8) but never for an entire movement
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AARON COPLANDAppalachian Spring

  • Shaker Tune is unusual in that it is not modified and it is the only borrowed tune with variations
  • Simple Gifts (after Copland) was adopted into the repertory of schools, churches and by folksingers
  • the music always turns to simplicity
  • Commissioned by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge
  • title is from a poem by Hart Crane
aaron copland quiet city
AARON COPLAND:QUIET CITY
  • 1940 - re-cycled his original 4-instr. 1939 score for Irwin Shaw’s Quiet City (the play never made it to Broadway)
  • new scoring is for English horn, trumpet and strings
  • premiered by the Saidenburg Little Symphony 1/28/41 at Town Hall
  • Boston premiere on 4/18/41 conducted by Koussevitsky