14 July 2010

The Godfathers: Aaron Copland


Aaron Copland was without question America's leading composer for the majority of the 20th century. His influence is among the greatest ever exerted, right alongside Stravinsky and Bartok. Essentially every American composer owes him something or other. Today I salute him and his "Americana" legacy, in the form of quasi-musique concret with bassoon quartet (tracked brilliantly by the composer and bassoonist Damian Montano).

This is how America was built. Or at least… one of the ways.

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