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The New Music, 1900 1960

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Published by W.W. Norton & Company (first published 1941)
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John Blasko
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Read in 2012, Aaron Copland's 1941 book "Our New Music" is an approachable and informative survey of what was considered to be the new music of the time. It is interesting to note which composers Copland chose to highlight and which names have stuck as well as Copland's perspective on music given both his populist and austere approaches to composition. Written eighty years in the past, the book is not particularly enlightening to the modern reader, yet it is an interesting look into the perspect ...more
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Aaron Copland was born on November 14, 1900 in New York City. His musical works ranged from ballet and orchestral music to choral music and movie scores. For the better part of four decades Aaron Copland was considered the premier American composer.

Copland learned to play piano from an older sister. By the time he was fifteen he had decided to become a composer. His first tentative steps included
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