Episode 3 - 1945: Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring
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In this episode, Dave and Andrew explore the winner of the third Pulitzer Prize in Music, Aaron Copland for Appalachian Spring. Copland is among the most important and well-known American composers, and his style defined "America" in music for generations. Join us as we explore why Appalachian Spring has become a classic in American music and its reverberations down to today.

If you'd like more information about Appalachian Spring and Aaron Copland, we recommend:

  1. Howard Pollack's biography Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man.
  2. Jennifer Delapp-Birket's article "Appalachian Spring at 75: Then and Now"
  3. Copland House: http://www.coplandhouse.org
  4. Publisher (Boosey and Hawkes): https://www.boosey.com/cr/composer/Aaron+Copland?ttype=BIOGRAPHY
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