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A playlist celebrating classical music in America, to mark the sad anniversary of Aaron Copland's passing on this day in 1990. Here you'll find great recordings from the best composers and performers the US has to offer.
American composer Aaron Copland died aged 90 in Sleepy Hollow, New York. A large amount of Copland's estate was bequeathed upon the Aaron Copland Fund for Composers, which grants financial aid to performing groups annually. Copland was one of America's most celebrated composers with a legacy that has proved impressively enduring. He is renowned for his ability to evoke the expanses of the American frontier, with a lyrical folk-oriented language that came to define the sound of America.
Traditional Horror Stories Brought to Life in Music
Marin Alsop conducts Romeo and Juliet
20 March 2018
Marin Alsop follows her acclaimed survey of Prokofiev’s symphonies with a beautifully realised account – full of pulse-quickening drama, mischievous wit and heart-on-sleeve emotion – of his masterpiece ballet, Romeo and Juliet.