skip navigation
Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

  • Our Town (1940) September 02 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Something Wild (1961) September 24 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)



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 ...
RATE AND COMMENT

COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Shout (1991)
Musical set in Texas in 1955, focusing on young rebels in a boys home during the birth of rock n' roll.

Music (feature film)

2.
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (2006)
Throughout the 20th century, the roaming, lucid eye of Henri Cartier-Bresson, considered to be the greatest photographer of the last century and the grandfather of photojournalism, has captured the world of Africa in the 1920s, crossed the tragic fortunes of the Spanish Civil War, accompanied the li
3.
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) as Song
The local boosters of Mount Rose, Minnesota proudly invite you to watch as their annual celebration of civic pride, wholesome achievement, teenage innocence and spirited camaraderie all go up in flames over the course of one nasty, back-stabbing beauty contest. The story probes the heart of a small Minnesota town where a fictional teen beauty pageant has unleashed a fury of ladylike behavior. Here in the hallowed American heartland--amidst the cow fields, pork sausage factories and Lutheran churches, going after the tiara is not just a fairy-tale dream: it's all out war. Everyone involved in the contest--mothers, daughters, boyfriends--knows only one thing counts and it isn't talent, physical fitness, current events or sportsmanship. It's being Number One, "yah, you betcha!" Because in Mount Rose, you win any way you can.
4.
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) as Conductor ("Fanfare For The Common Man")
The local boosters of Mount Rose, Minnesota proudly invite you to watch as their annual celebration of civic pride, wholesome achievement, teenage innocence and spirited camaraderie all go up in flames over the course of one nasty, back-stabbing beauty contest. The story probes the heart of a small Minnesota town where a fictional teen beauty pageant has unleashed a fury of ladylike behavior. Here in the hallowed American heartland--amidst the cow fields, pork sausage factories and Lutheran churches, going after the tiara is not just a fairy-tale dream: it's all out war. Everyone involved in the contest--mothers, daughters, boyfriends--knows only one thing counts and it isn't talent, physical fitness, current events or sportsmanship. It's being Number One, "yah, you betcha!" Because in Mount Rose, you win any way you can.
5.
He Got Game (1998) as Music Conductor ("John Henry" "Appalachian Spring" "Rodeo: 'Hoe-Down'" "Down A Country Lane" "The Red Pony: 'Grandfather'S Story'" "Our Town" "Music For Movies: 'New England Coutryside'" "The Red Pony: 'Dream March' And 'Circus Music'" "Letter From Home" "Orchestral Variations" "Fanfare For The Common Man" "Dance Panels: 'Pas De Trois'" "Lincoln Portrait" "Billy The Kid")
A man convicted of murdering his wife is offered a chance to have his sentence lessened if he can persuade his heavily-recruited basketball star son to sign with a local college.
6.
He Got Game (1998) as Music
A man convicted of murdering his wife is offered a chance to have his sentence lessened if he can persuade his heavily-recruited basketball star son to sign with a local college.
7.
Sunchaser, The (1996) as Song ("Appalchian Spring")
A story about two extraordinarily different individuals who traverse the majestic spaces of the American West. Dr. Michael Reynolds is taken hostage by "Blue" Monroe, a teenage gangbuster suffering from an inoperable tumor. As the two journey through the desert with each other, they cover terrain not only of the open road but of the spirit. Michael becomes profoundly affected by his intense, uncompromising hijacker and comes finally to question his own convictions. Through Blue's unerring faith, Michael finds the courage to confront the secret torment of his own past.
8.
Shout (1991) as Music
Musical set in Texas in 1955, focusing on young rebels in a boys home during the birth of rock n' roll.
9.
Miles From Home (1988) as Music ("Appalachian Spring" "The Promise Of Living")
Facing foreclosure on their family farm, two brothers burn it down, then take off on a wild crime spree, becoming folk heroes.
10.
Love and Money (1982) as Music Conductor ("Concerto For Clarinet And String Orchestra" "Suite No 2-Overture")
An investment planner who is bored with his job and his girlfriend is given the opportunity to help open a new firm in South America and accepts the offer. Once in the new country, he finds himself dealing with dictators and revolutionaries during a time of intense political upheaval, and to complic
11.
Love and Money (1982) as Music
An investment planner who is bored with his job and his girlfriend is given the opportunity to help open a new firm in South America and accepts the offer. Once in the new country, he finds himself dealing with dictators and revolutionaries during a time of intense political upheaval, and to complic
12.
Conversations With Willard Van Dyke (1981) as Music Extract ("The City")
The career of Willard Van Dyke as chief curator of the New York Museum of Modern Art's film department is documented. Originally a photographer, Van Dyke discusses his move from still photography to documentary filmmaking. A committed social activist, Van Dyke expounds on the decline of the policita
13.
Riding High (1980) as Song ("Fanfare For The Common Man")
14.
Something Wild (1961) as Mus comp & cond
A rape victim runs away from her family and takes shelter with a romantic auto mechanic.
15.
Three Installations (1952) as Music
16.
Idlers That Work (1949) as Music
17.
The Heiress (1949) as Music
A plain young woman's money makes her prey to fortune hunters.
18.
The Red Pony (1949) as Music
A rancher's son learns a valuable lesson when he's given a pony.
19.
Fiesta (1947) as Composer
A Mexican beauty replaces her toreador brother in the bull ring so he can pursue his musical career.
20.
The North Star (1943) as Composer
Ukrainian villagers unite to fight off invading Nazis.
21.
Our Town (1940) as Music
Small town lovers search for happiness.
22.
Of Mice and Men (1939) as Music Score
A drifter and his slow-witted pal try to make their way in the West.
23.
The City (1939) as Music
A in-depth look at the city of Manhattan.

Cast (special)

24.
Aaron Copland: A Self-Portrait (1985)
A documentary about the dean of American composers, eighty-five-year-old Aaron Copland. The celebrated composer looks back on his life, and the impact of his career on generations of musicians is described in interviews with major musical figures. Performances of excerpts of his major works are in
25.
Amazing Grace: America in Song (1976)
Guest artists interpret the essence of America in song in a special filmed and performed all over the country. A presentation of "Great Performances."
26.
Copland Conducts Copland (1976)
In a concert taped at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Los Angeles Music Center, composer Aaron Copland conducts a concert of his own music.

Music (special)

27.
Copland's America (2001) as Music ("Appalachian Spring" "Symphony No 3" "Fanfare For The Common Man" "Music For The Theatre: Dance" "Four Piano Blues: With Bounce" "Statements: Jingo" "El Salon: Mexico" "Old American Songs: The Boatman'S Dance" "Billy The Kid" "Clarinet Concerto" "From Sorcery To Science" "Connotations" "Song Of The Guerrillas")
Performance-documentary celebrating the music of Aaron Copland on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The program traces the development of Copland's work for the concert hall, theater and film, as well as his ballets for Agnes de Mille and Martha Graham.
28.
Blast! (2000) as Music ("Appalachian Spring" "Simple Gifts")
A performance by "Blast!," a 68-member group known for elaborately choreograhed musical performances. "Blast!" is based on a drum and bugle corps technique and consists of brass, percussion and visual ensemble sections. While the brass and percussion sections are composed of standard musical instrum
29.
Thomas Hampson: I Hear America Singing (1997) as Music ("Why Do They Shut Me Out Of Heaven?")
A performance of American concert song by baritone Thomas Hampson, Marilyn Horne, Frederica Von Stade, Dawn Upshaw, Harolyn Blackwell and Jerry Hadley.
30.
Talk to Me: Americans in Coversation (1997) as Music
Explores what it means to be an American as the 20th Century draws to a close. Juxtaposes imagery of American cultural icons with personal reflections about American identity by noted writers, scholars and "everyday folks" from four very different communities around the United States.
31.
Atlanta Symphony Golden Anniversary (1995) as Music ("A Lincoln Portrait")
Musical celebration of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's 50th anniversary, with musical direction from two of its conductors -- Robert Shaw and Yoel Levi.
32.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1993) as Music ("Fanfare For The Common Man")
Broadcast of the sixteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished award recipients of the 1993 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement: entertainer Johnny Carson, Dance Theater of Harlem founder Arthur Mitchell, conductor Georg Solti, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, and gospel singe
33.
Richard Tucker Gala: A Salute to American Music (1992) as Song Arranger ("At The River")
A broadcast of a concert in honor of the late American tenor Richard Tucker.
34.
Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra (1992) as Music ("Hoedown")
A special featuring a concert by 65 young musicians, Disney's Young Musicians Orchestra, in Pasadena, California. Includes their participation in a week-long summer music camp in Los Angeles.
35.
Songs of Freedom (1992) as Music ("Lincoln Portrait")
A special with John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra featuring African-American spirituals, music of the Civil War and of the civil rights movement.
36.
Carnegie Hall at 100: A Place of Dreams (1991) as Music ("Lincoln Portrait")
A special commemorating Carnegie Hall's 100th year. Includes archival footage of legendary performances and interviews with many of the artists who have played there.
37.
Concert For Peace From Oslo, The (1991) as Music ("A Lincoln Portrait")
A concert culminating the four-day "Anatomy of Hate" conference held August 1990 in Oslo, Norway, during which participants explored the resolution of conflict through dialogue and democratic government.
38.
Live From the Philadelphia Orchestra: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. (1991) as Music ("A Lincoln Portrait")
A concert featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra, in a salute to Martin Luther King Jr. Julius Erving reads selections from "A Lincoln Portrait."
39.
1991 Miss America Pageant, The (1991) as Music ("Rodeo")
A presentation of the "Miss America Pageant" broadcast live from Atlantic City, New Jersey.
40.
Opening Night -- Masur and the Philharmonic (1991) as Music ("Old American Songs")
Newly-appointed music director Kurt Masur conducts the music of Bruckner, Copeland, and John Adams as the New York Philharmonic celebrates the opening night of its one-hundred-fiftieth season.
41.
National Memorial Day Concert (1990) as Music
A musical program of popular works broadcast live from the Capitol's West Lawn in Washington, D.C. Commemorates Memorial Day and those who died in defense of the United States.
42.
Piano and Partners (1989) as Music
A concert from Wolf Trap Farm Park celebrating the piano in composition, musical partnerships and concert performances. Host mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, cellist Carlos Prieto, and pianists Vladimir Feltsman, Martin Katz, Haskell Small and Irma Vallecillo pay tribute t
43.
Capitol Fourth 1989, A (1989) as Music ("Lincoln Portrait")
A television special celebrating the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Congress. E.G. Marshall hosts the tenth annual Fourth of July concert from the West Lawn of the Capitol building.
44.
No One Dies Alone (1988) as Music
A special, hosted by Oprah Winfrey, which relates the story of a family torn apart by the brutal murder of a loved one. The program looks at how the family members have dealt with their loss, and have tried to rebuilt their lives.
45.
Boston Pops Fourth With John Williams and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, A (1987) as Music ("The Shaker Tune" From "Appalachian Spring")
A live Fourth of July concert telecast from the Esplanade on the banks of the Charles River in Boston. The program includes a salute to John Philip Sousa, the world premiere of special guest Johnny Cash's own composition, "The Spirit of '76," and a performance of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" comple
46.
Capitol Fourth -- 1986, A (1986) as Music
In celebration of Independence Day, the National Symphony is conducted by its music director, Mstislav Rostropovich, in a live concert from the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, accompanied by a fireworks display.
47.
Copland Conducts Copland (1976) as Music Conductor ("Concerto For Clarinet And Orchestra")
In a concert taped at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Los Angeles Music Center, composer Aaron Copland conducts a concert of his own music.
48.
American Ballet Theatre (1976) as Music ("Billy The Kid")
The American Ballet Theatre performs two ballets: Meyerbeer's "Les Patineurs" and Aaron Copland's "Billy the Kid."
49.
Copland Conducts Copland (1976) as Music ("Concerto For Clarinet And Orchestra")
In a concert taped at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Los Angeles Music Center, composer Aaron Copland conducts a concert of his own music.
50.
Music From America: Rhapsody in Blue (1976) as Music ("A Lincoln Portrait")
In an "all-American" concert filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Leonard Bernstein is the and piano soloist in a performance of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," and also conducts music by Aaron Copeland and John Philip Sousa.
51.
Martha Graham Dance Company (1976) as Music ("Appalachian Spring")
A performance of six works by Martha Graham: "Frontier," "Lamentation," "Appalachian Spring," "Diversion of Angels," "Adorations," and "Cave of the Heart." All dances are performed by the Martha Graham Dance Company.

Music (special)

52.
Chisholms, The (1979)
The sprawling saga of a close-knit pioneer family's hazardous trek from their home in Virginia to Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and ultimately California. The subsequent brief series "killed off" Robert Preston in the opening segment.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute