Thursday, April 30, 2009

Aaron Copland was the quintessential American composer. He incorporated disparate elements and themes inherent in Classical, Jazz and Folk music and wove them into a cohesive whole - and this is what marks him as one of the truly great composers of the twentieth century. He wrote a wide range of music and was equally at ease with both large scale and more modest works - of which this; cleverly synchronised with black and white and colour stock images from the last hundred years, is a typically beautiful piece.

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