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Aaron Copland and his world / edited by Carol J. Oja and Judith Tick.

Other author/creatorOja, Carol J., 1953- editor.
Other author/creatorTick, Judith, editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoPrinceton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2005.
Description328 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Bard Music Festival
Bard Music Festival series. ^A368770
Contents Between memory and history: an introduction / Carol J. Oja and Judith Tick -- Part I. Scanning a life. Copland and the prophetic voice / Howard Pollack -- Founding sons: Copland, Sessions, and Berger on genealogy and hybridity / Martin Brody -- Part II. Copland's greater cultural world. "To become as human as possible": the influence of Andre Gide on Aaron Copland / Paul Anderson -- Copland and American populism in the 1930s / Morris Dickstein -- From the New York avant-garde to Mexican modernists: Aaron Copland and the visual arts / Gail Levin -- Making an American dance: Billy the Kid, Rodeo and Appalachian Spring / Lynn Garafola -- Part III. Copland's inner circle. Dear Aaron, dear Lenny: a friendship in letters / Vivian Perlis -- Aaron Copland and Arthur Berger in correspondence / edited and introduced by Wayne D. Shirley -- Part IV. Analytic perspectives. War drums, tolling bells, and Copland's piano sonata / Larry Starr -- Copland's gift to be simple within the cumulative mosaic complexities of his ballets / Elliott Antokoletz -- Part V. Political edges. Copland and the politics of Americanism / Elizabeth B. Crist -- From Orient to occident: Aaron Copland and the sagas of the prairie / Beth E. Levy -- Aaron Copland, Norman Rockwell, and the "Four freedoms": the office of war information's vision and sound in The Cummington Story (1945) / Neil Lerner -- Aaron Copland Meets the Soviet Composers: a television special / transcribed and introduced by Emily Abrams -- Part VI. Copland and the composers' forum-laboratory: a post-concert discussion, February 24, 1937 / transcribed and introduced by Melissa de Graaf -- Copland on television: an annotated list of interviews and documentaries / compiled by Emily Abrams -- Part VII. Reconfiguring Copland's world. Copland reconfigured / Leon Botstein.
Abstract This text reassesses the legacy of one of America's best-loved composers at a pivotal moment, as his life and work shift from the realm of personal memory to that of history. The collection of 17 essays explores the stages of cultural change on which Aaron Copeland's long life unfolded.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN0691124698 (hbk.)
ISBN0691124701 (pbk.)

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