The Aaron Copland Collection, ca. 1900-1990, documents the life and work of the "Dean of American Music". Included are music sketches Copland used to create works such as "Appalachian Spring" and "Fanfare for the Common Man". Users will also find correspondence with individuals such as Leonard Bernstein, Serge Koussevitzky, Nadia Boulanger and Benjamin Britten. Included as well are photographs, Copland's diaries and other writings and materials gathered as part of a 75th birthday tribute to this musician.
These online exhibits provide context and additional information about this collection.
- Brief Introduction to the Music of Aaron Copland
- Time Line for Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
- Aaron Copland: An Intimate Sketch
- A 75th Birthday Tribute
These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection although they may not be all-encompassing.
- Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
- The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
- Postwar United States, 1945-early 1970s
- Contemporary United States, 1968-Present
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For help with general search strategies, see Finding Items in American Memory.