Aaron Copland Music

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Aaron Copland was an American classical composer during the twentieth century. To this day his work still inspires young composers all throughout the world. He incorporated popular American music into his compositions such as jazz and folk making his pieces both exceptional and innovative. He had a long and successful music career and was influenced by several other composers and musicians along the way. Aaron Copland was born on November 14th 1900 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the youngest of five children born into a Jewish family. His father Harris Morris Copland, a Russian immigrant, was not musically talented and had no interest in music but his mother Sarah Mittenthal Copland, sang and played the piano. She often arranged music lessons for Aaron and the rest of his siblings. Most of his early exposure to music came from Jewish weddings and ceremonies. At age 11, Copland created his first notated melody. It was an opera scenario that he called Zenmatello, which included seven bars of music. From 1913-1917 he took music lessons from Leopold Wolfsohn and soon after performed his...

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