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Aaron Copland : self-portrait / Leon, Ruth.

Other author/creatorLeon, Ruth.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], ©1985.
Description1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Variant title Self-portrait
Contents Prelude: Introduction to Aaron Copland (3:01) -- Aaron Copland: Avant-Garde Pianist (3:58) -- Musical Influence of Nadia Boulanger on 20th-Century Music (2:56) -- Aaron Copland: Sensation in America (2:52) -- Jazz Elements in Serious Music (2:43) -- Aaron Copland's Compositions for Piano (4:48) -- Significance of Copland's "Piano Variations" (2:11) -- Human and Professional Sides of Aaron Copland (2:38) -- Copland: Creativity and Compositions (2:10) -- Aaron Copland's Music for the People (4:09) -- Aaron Copland: Popular Music and Ballet (4:12) -- Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" (4:02) -- Copland's Film Sound Tracks (2:53) -- Aaron Copland the Teacher (1:55) -- Aaron Copland's Patriotism and "The Lincoln Portrait" (2:49) -- Aaron Copland the Conductor (2:19) -- Copland as International Music Ambassador (4:34) -- Timelessness of Music (1:34) -- Aaron Pt.B (31:44)
Abstract Copland himself is the key explicator of his own extraordinary musical career, from piano lessons in Brooklyn and study with Nadia Boulanger, a fling as a wild-eyed modernist, and finally to his preeminence in the American musical world. The program features a wealth of Copland music, including ballet sequences with Agnes de Mille dancing in Rodeo and Martha Graham in Appalachian Spring, scenes of Copland conducting, and interviews with Leonard Bernstein and Ned Rorem, who said of Copland, "He invented out of whole cloth what it means to be American. Written by Vivian Perlis and produced by Ruth Leon.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 09, 2007.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 13 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Leon, Ruth, 1985 9780736553544
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number989 Films Media Group

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