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Topic: Aaron Copland  (Read 1756 times)

Offline Nightscape

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Aaron Copland
on: September 04, 2004, 05:13:53 AM
Are any of you familiar with his piano music?  What do you think of it?  Right now I'm working on his Passacaglia and I think it's a pretty interesting piece.  Would any of you say that his piano music is somewhat unfairly neglected?

Offline faulty_damper

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Re: Aaron Copland
Reply #1 on: September 04, 2004, 07:40:52 AM
He didn't die too long ago, unfortunately.  If he had died a century earlier, then his compositions would be public domain and we can have easier access to them without spending money.

Offline minimozart007

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Re: Aaron Copland
Reply #2 on: January 11, 2005, 11:25:26 PM
I only really only know the Danzon Cubano and the Concerto for Orch
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Offline Brian Healey

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Re: Aaron Copland
Reply #3 on: January 12, 2005, 05:06:27 AM
I'm not familiar with his piano music, but if it's anything like his orchestral music (which is absolutely beautiful), then I'll be sure to check it out.

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Offline Floristan

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Re: Aaron Copland
Reply #4 on: January 12, 2005, 06:58:15 AM
Yes, I know his "Piano Fantasy" -- his only 12-tone work.  Very, very difficult.  Very austere.  Very not what you would expect from Copeland.

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Re: Aaron Copland
Reply #5 on: January 16, 2005, 09:38:49 PM
Yes!  and Piano Blues.  He had folk song in his blood and had the nerve to incorporate jazz into classical piano.  I do like him, MacDowell, and let's see--Lerioy Anderson.  Their music says, just relax and have fun.
do you know why benches fall apart?  it is because they have lids with little tiny hinges so you can store music inside them.  hint:  buy a bench that does not hinge.  buy it for sturdiness.

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Re: Aaron Copland
Reply #6 on: January 16, 2005, 10:54:16 PM
Are any of you familiar with his piano music?  What do you think of it?  Right now I'm working on his Passacaglia and I think it's a pretty interesting piece.  Would any of you say that his piano music is somewhat unfairly neglected?

  The Passacaglia is a wonderful work.  I'm particularly partial to the Sonata, which I feel is an unfairly neglected masterpiece.  The Variations are still performed from time to time.

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Offline e60m5

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Re: Aaron Copland
Reply #7 on: January 17, 2005, 05:04:24 AM
The Variations are cool. Learnt them for juries, but ended up playing a Chinese piece instead.
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