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Samuel Barber Aaron Copland Leonard Bernstein Benjamin Britten. 20 th Century Composers: Opera. March 1910-January 1981 Barber came from a very musical family and started composing at the early age of seven. More about Barber: Click Here. Samuel Barber.

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    1. Samuel Barber Aaron Copland Leonard Bernstein Benjamin Britten 20th Century Composers: Opera

    2. March 1910-January 1981 • Barber came from a very musical family and started composing at the early age of seven. • More about Barber: Click Here Samuel Barber

    3. Barber won the Pulitzer Prize in 1958 for Vanessa • Premiered in New York on January 15 1958 at the New York Metropolitan Opera • Summary of Vanessa: Click Here • “Must the Winter Come So Soon?” from Act I • Listen Samuel Barber: Vanessa

    4. November 14, 1900-December 2, 1990 • “By incorporating popular forms of American music such as jazz and folk into his compositions, he created pieces both exceptional and innovative.” • More about Copland: Click here Aaron Copland

    5. World Premiere: New York City Opera, New York, New York, April 1, 1954 • Summary of The Tender Land: Click Here • Laurie’s Song from Act I • Listen Aaron Copland: The Tender Land

    6. August 25, 1918-October 14, 1990 • Bernstein was one of the first American-born conductors to become known worldwide • His rise to fame began with his composition of West Side Story • More about Bernstein: Click Here Leonard Bernstein

    7. Premiered on December 1, 1956 • Candide: “It Must Be So” • Listen Leonard Bernstein:Candide

    8. November 22, 1913-December 4, 1976 • Wrote many operas such as: Billy Budd (1951), Gloriana(1953), The Turn of the Screw (1954), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1960), Owen Wingrave (1971), Death in Venice (1973) • Wrote both vocal and instrumental music • More on Britten: Click Here Benjamin Britten

    9. Premiered on October 6th 1954 by the Sadler's Wells Opera in London • The Turn of the Screw: Act 2 Scenes 1-3 • Listen Benjamin Britten:The Turn of the Screw

    10. American Masters. Last modified July 11, 2005. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/aaron-copland/about-the-composer/475/. Bach-Cantatas. Last modified July 2010. http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Lib/Barber-Samuel.htm. Bach Cantatas. Last modified June 2001. http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Britten-Benjamin.htm. Biography.com. http://www.biography.com/people/leonard-bernstein-9210269?page=2. US Opera. Last modified January 1, 2009. http://usopera.com/operas/vanessa.html. US Opera. Last modified January 1, 2009. http://usopera.com/operas/tender.html. Bibliography