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20th Century

Aaron Copland

The American Icon

American pioneer. Known for his distinctive American sound and blending classical and folk elements.

The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.'

20th Century


Aaron Copland was an American composer, conductor, and music educator. He played a pivotal role in shaping American music, incorporating folk, jazz, and contemporary elements into his compositions, and his works are often associated with the American spirit.

Famous pieces:

Appalachian Spring, "Fanfare for the Common Man," "Rodeo"


December 2, 1990



November 14, 1900

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