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Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland (/?ær?n ?ko?pl?nd/; November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music. Instrumental in forging a distinctly American style of composition, in his later years he was often referred to as "the Dean of American Composers" and is best known to the public for the works he wrote in the 1930s and 1940s in a deliberately accessible style often referred to as "populist" and which the composer labeled his "vernacular" style

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Inspiration may be a form of superconsciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness - I wouldn't know. B ...

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Mozart tapped the source from which all music flows, expressing himself with a spontaneity and refin ...

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If you want to know about the Sixties, play the music of The Beatles.

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Composers tend to assume that everyone loves music. Surprisingly enough, everyone doesn't.

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You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings ab ...

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Music that is born complex is not inherently better or worse than music that is born simple.

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A great symphony is a man-made Mississippi down which we irresistibly flow from the instant of our l ...

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Most people use music as a couch; they want to be pillowed on it, relaxed and consoled for the stres ...

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I adore extravagance but I abhor waste.

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

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“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable ...

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“Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness - I wouldn't kno ...

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“So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and ...

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“Don't ever let him near a microphone.”

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“When I speak of the gifted listener, I am thinking of the nonmusician primarily, of the listener ...

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