Enjoy Aaron Copland’s “Simple Gifts” from Appalachian Spring
Aaron Copland (Brooklyn, New York, November 14, 1900 – Peekskill, New York, December 2, 1990) was a composer of classical music and American film of Russian-Jewish origin. His work is influenced by Impressionism, especially by Igor Stravinsky. George Gershwin with noted as one of the most important composers of the musical identity of the United States … The 11 January 1925 premiered his Symphony for Organ and Orchestra that played itself Nadia Boulanger accompanied by the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Walter Damrosch …. in 1942 was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters and in 1945 received the Pulitzer Prize for music and the music Critics Award for his New York ballet Appalachian Spring (Appalachian Spring) . His Third Symphony, composed between 1944 and 1946, again earned the Critics Award in 1947.