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WNYC News

Aaron Copland: Brooklyn’s Greatest Musician

Monday, July 26, 2010

Any statement that begins with “Brooklyn’s Greatest…” is guaranteed to be contested by one Brooklynite or another. But I’ll assert that Copland is the greatest musician to have come from the County of Kings.

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WNYC News

Homophony Festival

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Celebrating the Music of Gay and Lesbian Composers

Sunday June 28, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots around Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn, the night that galvanized the Gay Rights Movement. To mark the occasion, Evening Music celebrates the significant contributions by gay and lesbian composers to ...

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Studio 360

Jack Handey, Backpacks, Tricks of the Trade

Saturday, February 23, 2002

We unlock some tricks of the artistic trade — the secret mechanisms that help creative people create. Kurt Andersen and writer Lawrence Weschler talk about how the Old Masters may have used lenses and mirrors to revolutionize painting. Comedy writer Jack Handey shows that some of the best tricks give ...

Studio 360

Celluloid Copland

Saturday, February 23, 2002

Celluloid Copland, performed by the Eos Orchestra, is nominated for Best Crossover Classical Album at next Wednesday's Grammy Awards. The album is made up of Aaron Copland film scores recently resurrected from the bowels of the Library of Congress. Eos Orchestra conductor Jonathan Sheffer talks to Kurt Andersen about The ...

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