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Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

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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 ...
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Composed first song for his mother at age 8
1921:
Studied music in France
1925:
Premiere of his Organ Symphony
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Returned to US; received Guggenheim Fellowship
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With Roger Sessions, organized Copland-Sessions concerts
1932:
Directed the First Festival of Contemporary Music at Yaddo, the artists' colony in Saratoga Springs, NY
1939:
Wrote first film score for the Ralph Steiner/Willard van Dyke medium-length documentary, "The City"
1939:
First feature film score, "Of Mice and Men"
1941:
Toured South America (toured again in 1947)
1951:
First American composer to deliver the Norton lectures at Harvard
1967:
Stopped composing

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