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By Copland

  • Copland, Aaron. "The Composer and His Critic." Modern Music 9, no. 4 (May-June 1932): 143-47.
  • ______. Copland on Music. New York: Doubleday, 1960.
  • ______. Music and Imagination. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1952.
  • ______. The New Music, 1900-1960. Revised and enlarged edition. New York: W. W. Norton, 1968.
  • ______. Our New Music: Leading Composers in Europe and America. New York and London: Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1941.
  • ______. What to Listen for in Music. New York and London: Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1939.
  • Copland, Aaron, and Vivian Perlis. Copland: 1900 through 1942. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984.
  • ______. Copland: Since 1943. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990.

About Copland

  • Berger, Arthur. Aaron Copland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1953. Reprint, with new introduction by Leonard Burkat, New York: Da Capo Press, 1990.
  • ______. "Aaron Copland, 1900-1990." Perspectives of New Music 30, no.1 (Winter 1992): 296-98.
  • ______. "Aaron Copland's Piano Fantasy." Juilliard Review 5, no. 1 (1957): 13.
  • ______. "Copland's Piano Sonata." Partisan Review 10 (1943): 187.
  • ______. "The Piano Variations of Aaron Copland." Musical Mercury 1 (1934): 85.
  • ______. "The Third Symphony of Aaron Copland." Tempo: A Quarterly Review of Modern Music 9 (Autumn 1948): 20-27.
  • Bernstein, Leonard. "Aaron Copland: An Intimate Sketch." High Fidelity 20, no. 11 (Nov. 1970): 53-55.
  • Blitzstein, Marc. "Composers as Lecturers and in Concerts." Modern Music, 23, no. 1 (Nov.-Dec. 1935): 47-50.
  • Butterworth, Neil. The Music of Aaron Copland. New York: Universe Books, 1985.
  • Carter, Elliott. "New Publications." Saturday Review 29 (Jan. 26, 1943): 34 [Appalachian Spring]
  • ______. "What's New in Music." Saturday Review 28 (Jan. 20, 1945): 13 [Violin Sonata, piano arrangements of Our Town and Billy the Kid]
  • Case, Nelly Maude. "Stylistic Coherency in the Piano Works of Aaron Copland." Ph.D. diss., Boston University, 1984.
  • Chanler, Theodore. "Aaron Copland." In American Composers on American Music: A Symposium, edited by Henry Cowell, 49-56. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1933. Reprint, New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1962.
  • Cluck, Nancy. "Aaron Copland/Emily Dickinson." Dickinson Studies 32 (1977): 141-53.
  • Cochran, Alfred W. "The Red Pony." The Cue Sheet: The Journal of the Society for the Preservation of Film Music 11, no. 2 (April 1995): 25-35.
  • Cone, Edward T. "A Conversation with Aaron Copland." Perspectives of New Music6, no. 2 (1968): 57.
  • Crist, Elizabeth Bergman. "Aaron Copland's Third Symphony (1946): Context, Composition, and Consequence." Ph.D. diss., Yale University, 2000.
  • DeLapp, Jennifer Lois. "Copland in the Fifties: Music and Ideology in the McCarthy Era." Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan, 1997.
  • Dobrin, Arnold. Aaron Copland, His Life and Times. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1967.
  • Evans, Peter. "Copland on the Serial Road: An Analysis of Connotations."Perspectives of New Music 2, no. 2 (Spring-Summer 1964): 141-49.
  • Gagne, Cole, and Tracy Caras. "Aaron Copland." In Soundpieces: Interviews with American Composers, 101-16. Metuchen, N.J.: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1982.
  • Hamilton, David H. "Aaron Copland: A Discography of the Composer's Performances." Perspectives of New Music 9, no. 1 (1970): 149-154.
  • Heinsheimer, H. W. "Aaron Copland: The Making of an American Composer."Tomorrow 7, no. 3 (Nov. 1947): 17-21.
  • Hitchcock, H. Wiley. "Aaron Copland and American Music." Perspectives of New Music 19, no. 1 (1980-81): 31.
  • Holland, James R. Tanglewood. Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, 1973.
  • Kenyon, Nicholas. "The Scene Surveyed: Nicholas Kenyon Talks about a Life in Music." Music and Musicians 24, no. 3 (Nov. 1975): 22-23.
  • Kirkpatrick, John. "Aaron Copland's Piano Sonata." Modern Music 18, no. 4 (May-June 1942): 246-50.
  • Lindsey, Roberta Lewise. "An Historical and Musical Study of Aaron Copland's First Orchestral Work: Grohg, a Ballet in One Act." Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University, 1996.
  • ______. A Thematic Annotated Bibliography of the Literary Works and Interviews of Aaron Copland from 1924-1964. N.p.: R. L. Lindsey, [c1987]
  • Mellers, Wilfrid. "Aaron Copland and the American Idiom." Tempo: A Quarterly Review of Modern Music 9 (Autumn 1948): 17-20.
  • ______. "Language and Function in American Music." Scrutiny 10, no. 4 (April 1942): 346-57.
  • Moor, Paul. "Aaron Copland." Theatre Arts 35, no. 1 (Jan. 1951): 40-45.
  • Morsberger, Robert E. "Of Mice and Music: Scoring Steinbeck Movies." In After the Grapes of Wrath: Essays on John Steinbeck in Honor of Tetsumaro Hayashi, edited by Donald V. Coers, Paul D. Ruffin, and Robert J. DeMott, 58-73. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1995.
  • Murchison, Gayle Minetta. "Nationalism in William Grant Still and Aaron Copland between the Wars: Style and Ideology." Ph.D. diss., Yale University, 1998.
  • Oja, Carol J. "The Copland-Sessions Concerts and Their Reception in the Contemporary Press." The Musical Quarterly 65, no. 2 (April 1979): 212-29.
  • Orrego Salas, Juan. "Aaron Copland: A New York Composer." Tempo: A Quarterly Review of Modern Music 9 (Autumn 1948): 8-16.
  • Parker, Robert. "Copland and Chávez: Brothers-in-Arms." American Music 5, no. 4 (Winter 1987): 433-44.
  • Perlis, Vivian. "Aaron Copland and the Piano." The American Music Teacher 40, no. 2 (Oct.-Nov.1990): 12-15, 46-47. Reprint from Aaron Copland and Vivian Perlis,Copland: Since 1943. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Pollack, Howard. Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man. New York: Henry Holt, 1999.
  • ______. "Copland in Paris." Tempo 212 (April 2000): 2-7.
  • ______. "Copland's Hope for American Music." Institute for Studies in American Music Newsletter 29, no. 1 (Fall 1999): 1-2, 12.
  • Robertson, Marta. "Musical and Choreographic Integration in Copland's and Graham's Appalachian Spring." Musical Quarterly 83, no. 1 (Spring 1999): 6-26.
  • Robinson, Marta and Robin Strong. Aaron Copland: A Guide to Research. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 2000.
  • Rorem, Ned. "Aaron." In Knowing When to Stop: A Memoir, 279-85. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.
  • Rosenfeld, Paul. "Current Chronicle." Musical Quarterly 25 (1939): 372. [An Outdoor Overture, The City, Billy the Kid, and others]
  • ______. "The Newest American Composers." Modern Music 15, no. 3 (Mar.-Apr. 1938): 153-59.
  • Saltzman, Eric, and Paul Des Marais. "Aaron Copland's Nonet: Two Views."Perspectives of New Music 2, no. 2 (1964): 141.
  • Shirley, Wayne. Ballet for Martha: The Commissioning of "Appalachian Spring."Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1997.
  • ______. Ballets for Martha: The Creation of "Appalachian Spring," "Jeux de Printemps," and "Hérodiade." Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1997.
  • Skowronski, JoAnn. Aaron Copland: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1985.
  • Smit, Leo. "A Conversation with Aaron Copland." Keyboard 6, no. 11 (1980): 6.
  • Smith, Julia. Aaron Copland, His Work and Contribution to American Music. New York: Dutton, 1955.
  • Soll, Beverly, and Ann Dorr. "Cyclical Implications in Aaron Copland's Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson." College Music Symposium 32 (1992): 99-128.
  • Starr, Larry. "Copland's Style." Perspectives of New Music 19 (1980-81): 68-69.
  • ______. "Ives, Gershwin, and Copland: Reflections on the Strange History of American Art Music." American Music 12, no. 2 (Summer 1994): 167-87.
  • Thomson, Virgil. "Aaron Copland." In American Music Since 1910, 49-58. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971.
  • ______. "American Composers. VII: Aaron Copland." Modern Music 10, no. 2 (Jan.-Feb. 1932): 67-73.
  • Warrick, Kimberly Johanna. "A Stylistic Analysis of Aaron Copland's Two Operas,The Second Hurricane and The Tender Land." D.A. diss., University of Northern Colorado, 1995.

About Other People, Places, and Events

  • Lederman, Minna. The Life and Death of a Small Magazine (Modern Music, 1924-46). Brooklyn, N.Y.: Institute for Studies in American Music, Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1983.
  • MacDowell, Marian. The First Twenty Years of the MacDowell Colony: A Sketch. Peterborough, N.H.: Transcript Print Co., 1951.
  • McCall, Sarah B. "The Musical Fallout of Political Activism: Government Investigations of Musicians in the United States, 1930-1960." Ph.D. diss., University of North Texas, 1993.
  • Pincus, Andrew L. Scenes from Tanglewood. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1989.
  • Reis, Claire Raphael. Composers, Conductors, and Critics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1955. Reprint, with a new introduction by the author, new preface by Aaron Copland, foreword by Darius Milhaud. Detroit: Detroit Reprints in Music, 1974.
  • Rosenstiel, Léonie. Nadia Boulanger: A Life in Music. New York: W. W. Norton, 1982.

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