Aaron Copland: Fanfare for America
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Aaron Copland: Fanfare for America

Director: Andreas Skipis

Cast: Aaron Copland

     
 
This musical documentary profiles one of the most intriguing of all 20th Century composers: Aaron Copland (1900-90), best known for his "Fanfare for the Common Man." Drawing on such elements as performance extracts of Copland pieces and rarely-seen archival footage, the film illustrates how a New York native of Jewish-Russian extraction defined, honed and shaped a new

Overview

This musical documentary profiles one of the most intriguing of all 20th Century composers: Aaron Copland (1900-90), best known for his "Fanfare for the Common Man." Drawing on such elements as performance extracts of Copland pieces and rarely-seen archival footage, the film illustrates how a New York native of Jewish-Russian extraction defined, honed and shaped a new American musical idiom. Highlights include a clip of Benny Goodman playing Copland's "Clarinet Concerto," footage of Martha Graham performing in the ballet Appalachian Spring, and various insights from Howard Pollack, one of Copland's biographers.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2011
UPC:
0807280157390
Original Release:
2001
Source:
Arthaus Musik
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
65,236

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Aaron Copland: Fanfare for America
1. "Fanfare for the Common Man" [3:22]
2. Hoe-Down from "Rodeo" [4:09]
3. Childhood and Youth in Brooklyn [1:58]
4. Musical Education and Composing [3:00]
5. Third Symphony, Mahler's Influence [4:20]
6. Pep and Zip, the American Style of Music [4:00]
7. Clarinet Concerto, with Benny Goodman [2:08]
8. Life and Work in New York City [4:34]
9. "Appalachian Spring" Ballet for Martha [8:20]
10. Copland's Philosophy of Life [2:32]
11. "Lincoln Portrait," Conducted by Leonard Bernstein [4:04]
12. "Twelve Poems of Emily Dickenson," Musical Poetry [6:32]
13. "El Salón México," Travel Around the World [3:45]
14. "Connotations," a New Copland Sound [3:06]
15. Artistical Testimony [1:38]
16. Credits [:53]

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