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Aaron Copland (November 11, 1900 in Brooklyn, New York, United States – December 2,1990) was an American composer of concert and film music. Instrumental in forging a uniquely American style of composition, he was widely known as "the dean of American composers." Copland's music achieved a difficult balance between modern music and American folk styles, and the open, slowly changing harmonies of many of his works are said to evoke the vast American landscape. He incorporated percussive orchestration, changing… read more

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    Featured on SaltyKnuckles ~ Classics №XIV -
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    Really nice to see that classical music is so well represented on lists
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    Most talented member of The Police.
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    I bet this guy was jewish.
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    sort of. "[Fanfare for the Common Man] was soon enshrined alongside Billy the Kid, Rodeo, and Lincoln Portrait in Copland’s gallery of “hits.” Decades later, the rock group Queen incorporated part of the main melody and the stamping rhythm of the Fanfare into its 1977 stadium anthem “We Will Rock You.”"
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    @iWanna seriously?!
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    daaamn,that's the guy who wrote We Will Rock You,all hail Aaron Copland.
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    Aaron Copland: Complete Chronological Catalogue in one Spotify playlist from early songs(1918) to last piano piece(1982), plus the original version of the ballets & a conversation from Copland's 81st birthday concert, in which he talked about Appalachian Spring. Happy 111th birthday.
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    R.I.P. 20 years

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