Streams

 

Aaron Copland

Q2 Music Album of the Week

Cincinnati Symphony Mines the Terror of the Sublime in 'Hallowed Ground'

Monday, September 08, 2014

Issued on Cincinnati Symphony's own label, "Hallowed Ground" finds unexpected connections between David Lang's hard, bitter pieces and those by Aaron Copland and Nico Muhly.

Comments [3]

Operavore

In The Tender Land, Copland Confronted Cold War Politics

Monday, June 09, 2014

Aaron Copland's folk opera The Tender Land is a quintessential story of the American heartland. It's also laced with jabs at the McCarthy era, which made initial audiences gasp.

Read More

Comments [1]

All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Music's Transplants

Saturday, March 29, 2014

You’ve heard it before: “You’re not from around here are you?” This week, host Terrance McKnight turns our ears towards musicians who grew up in one place but migrated to another.

Comment

New York Philharmonic This Week

New Year's Eve: Hampson, Gershwin, Copland & Broadway

Thursday, January 02, 2014

The New York Philharmonic kick off 2014's weekly radio broadcasts with an all-American New Year’s Eve Concert conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert with Thomas Hampson as soloist. The program, recorded on New Year’s Eve in 2009, includes Copland’s Suite from "Appalachian Spring" and Old American Songs (selections), in addition to selections from Broadway musicals and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

Comment

NYPR Archives & Preservation

Latin Americans in Music

Monday, September 23, 2013

[Editor's Note] Composer Aaron Copland wrote the following for the WQXR Program Guide in June, 1942. It was, of course, the early months of the United States' involvement in World War II and the reader should keep that in mind. As well, Copland's use of 'Negro' for 'African' or 'African influenced' was common for the time in which he wrote, as was the phrase, 'serious music' for what is now generally referred to as classical music.  The program guide prefaced the article with this introduction:

Aaron Copland, gifted American composer and writer on music ("Our New Music" and "What to Listen for in Music") writes about the place of Latin American countries in the world's musical scene, and of the increasing influence being exerted by the composers of our sister republics.

Read More

Comments [1]

Classics For Kids

Classical Music in Commercials

Saturday, August 31, 2013

A lot of classical music turns up on TV — in commercials. This week on Classics for Kids, tune in to see if you've heard these works while watching your favorite TV show.

Classics For Kids

Rodeo

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Aaron Copland’s Rodeo takes place on a ranch out west. This week on Classics for Kids, saddle up and enjoy the story of the cowboys and girls who gather together for a barn dance to celebrate the end of their week.

WQXR Blog

Newly-Published Letters Portray Leonard Bernstein's Complex, Colorful Life

Friday, August 23, 2013

As Leonard Bernstein would have turned 95 on Sunday, a look at a forthcoming collection of his letters.

Read More

Comments [2]

Classics For Kids

Meet Agnes de Mille

Saturday, August 17, 2013

From the time she was little, Agnes de Mille loved to dance. During her long career, de Mille helped transform both American ballet and musical theater. This week on Classics for Kids, meet Agnes de Mille.

Classics For Kids

Copland’s Cowboy Ballets

Saturday, August 10, 2013

If you think ballets are only about nutcrackers, swans or fairy tales, think again. This week on Classics for Kids, find out how Aaron Copland became the composer of not one, but two, cowboy ballets.

Classics For Kids

About Aaron Copland

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Aaron Copland, one of the most famous 20th century composers, was called the "dean of American music." Find out why this week on Classics for Kids.

From the Top

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Saturday, July 27, 2013

From the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, Penn., this week's From the Top features a local 12-year-old pianist playing one of Aaron Copland’s most playful pieces, a talented 15-year-old cellist performing Schumann, and the fantastic Junior Division winners of the nation's most prestigious chamber music competition performing from Leos Janacek's String Quartet No. 2.

WQXR Blog

When Ed Koch Met Aaron Copland

Friday, February 01, 2013

In 1978, mayor Edward I. Koch invited Aaron Copland to Gracie Mansion after hearing that the composer had never been there. "But you were born in Brooklyn and are one of our great composers," Koch exclaimed. "I am shocked!"

Read More

Comments [6]

WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Western 'Hoedown'

Friday, February 01, 2013

For this Saturday’s cartoon, we offer “Hoedown” from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo as featured in a Western-themed stop-motion animation short.

Comments [3]

From the Top

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Saturday, January 05, 2013

From the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, Penn., this week's From the Top features a local 12-year-old pianist playing one of Aaron Copland’s most playful pieces, a talented 15-year-old cellist performing Schumann, and the fantastic Junior Division winners of the nation's most prestigious chamber music competition performing from Leos Janacek's String Quartet No. 2.

Hammered!

Tributes to a Constellation of American Individualists

Monday, November 12, 2012

Composer-pianist Jed Distler returns to host a week of wide-ranging keyboard(s) repertoire, including tributes to the late Elliott Carter and Aaron Copland and obscure recordings from Igor Markevitch, Lois V Vierk and George Perle. 

Comment

From the Archives: American Mavericks

Bernstein and Copland Discuss American Music

Friday, March 16, 2012

In this 1950 appearance at Tanglewood, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Irving Fine and Lukas Foss gathered together around a piano discuss what gives American music its special identity.

Comments [1]

From the Archives: American Mavericks

Aaron Copland Talks Americana, Martha Graham and Regrets

Thursday, March 08, 2012

In a 1985 interview with WNYC Radio, Aaron Copland recalls his early encounters with music, his teacher Nadia Boulanger and his fascination with the American West.

Comment

WQXR Blog

Supreme Court Invokes Copland, Hendrix in Copyright Case

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg invoked Aaron Copland. The chief justice countered with Jimi Hendrix.

Read More

Comments [6]

NYPR Archives & Preservation

Aaron Copland at BAM, 1941

Monday, September 19, 2011

WNYC

On the occasion of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 150th anniversary, we look back at its younger days, 70 years ago.

Read More

Comment