Aaron Copland Biography
Birthday: November 14, 1900 (Scorpio)
Born In: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Aaron Copland was one of the most appreciated American classical composers of the twentieth century. He innovatively blended popular forms of American music such as jazz and folk into his compositions to create exceptional pieces. Copland had contributed a lot to the music industry — both as a composer and as a speaker, who made the Americans aware about the importance of music. Through his compositions, polemics, promotions and plain hard work, Copland established American concert music. He had a distinct American style of composition and was often referred to as the “Dean of American Composers”. Incorporating elements of jazz and serial techniques, Copland wrote ballets, orchestral music, chamber music, vocal works, operas and film scores. This talented musician was a boon to the American music industry as he travelled to elevate the status of American music abroad. His commitment to music and the country made him one of the most prominent and remembered composers — not only a good but also a great composer indeed.