Classical Music at the Movies: Aaron Copland, Spike Lee and “He Got Game”

The year is 1998. Filmmaker Spike Lee is ten movies into his career but things have hit a snag.  The writer/director’s last three movies have all been adapted from other people’s material and have done so-so with both audiences and critics. The harsher among them say that Lee–successful, admired, and a long way from earlier… Continue reading Classical Music at the Movies: Aaron Copland, Spike Lee and “He Got Game”

In Case You Missed It:
American Composers Month

American Composers Month. It happened! But since it largely took place across the social web rather than on this website, here is a rundown of the awesome we blasted across the web for American Composers Month. And what a good month it was. Enjoy! 1. Gotta get things started with Aaron Copland and Rodeo, of… Continue reading In Case You Missed It:
American Composers Month

Composer of the Week: Aaron Copland

b. November 14, 1900, Brooklyn, NY d. December 2, 1990, North Tarrytown, NY Aaron Copland was a famed American composer and an accomplished pianist. He was known as the “Dean of American Composers.” His composition style was a unique hybrid of American folk idioms and modern classical music and is identified by his iconic use… Continue reading Composer of the Week: Aaron Copland