From the Library…Aaron Copland

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by Gabrielle Riel on Sunday, 5 October, 2008

I (Gabrielle Riel) have never been quiet about the fact that my favorite composer of all time is the 20th Century, American composer Aaron Copland. So today’s program is all Copland music! If you are not familiar with Mr. Copland, I will reference this direct citation from Wikipedia:

Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer of concert and film music, as well as an accomplished pianist. Instrumental in forging a distinctly American style of composition, he was widely known as “the dean of American composers.” Copland’s music achieved a balance between modern music and American folk styles. The open, slowly changing harmonies of many of his works are said to evoke the vast American landscape. He also incorporated percussive orchestration, changing meter, polyrhythms, polychords and tone rows in a broad range of works for concert hall, theater, ballet, and films. Aside from composing, Copland was a teacher, lecturer, critic, writer, and conductor (generally, but not always) of his own works.” (taken directly from Wikipedia)

Radio Riel produces this program in conjunction with the Caledon Library in Second Life. Today’s music originates from the music library of Gabrielle Riel.

For more information on the Caledon Library, current exhibits and the work of Second Life reference libraries in general, please visit the Caledon Library Web site, or one of their locations in-world.

You can listen to the program now by clicking here, or simply visit any Caledon Library branch in-world and press Play on your embedded music player.

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