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Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

  • Something Wild (1961) September 01 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Our Town (1940) September 02 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: December 2, 1990
Born: November 14, 1900 Cause of Death: respiratory failure brought on by pneumonia and two strokes
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Music ... composer conductor pianist author lecturer
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Distinguished 20th-century composer who brought a melodic, richly textured sophistication to his occasional film scoring. Like the Soviet composer Prokofiev, his work had a distinctly national flavor, perhaps best exemplified in the folksy but still intensely dramatic music he created for "Of Mice and Men" (1939), "Our Town" (1944) and "The Red Pony" (1948).

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