Aaron Copland (1900-1990) was a American composer.
Copland's early works, such as the piano concerto of 1926, were in the jazz idiom but he gradually developed a gentler style with a regional flavour drawn from American folk music.
Born in New York, he studied in France with Nadia Boulanger, and in 1940 became instructor in composition at the Berkshire Music Center.
After 1945 he was the assistant director. Among his later works are the ballets Billy the Kid in 1939; Rodeo in 1942; and Appalachian Spring in 1944, based on a poem by Hart Crane; and Inscape for Orchestra in 1967.
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Aaron Copland was an American composer, teacher and writer.