The newly redesigned website for Aaron Copland offers extensive features and rich content.
This past fall, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music announced the launch of a new composer website for Aaron Copland, aaroncopland.com. The website is an impressive resource of news, performances, and composition information that will be useful to performers, presenters, scholars, and Copland fans the world over.
Notably, the website features a newly completed composition database of Copland’s entire catalog, which can be filtered by time period, genre category, publisher, and instrumentation, and can also be handily sorted by year and piece length.
Visitors can also peruse through reviews, announcements, and special editorial features in the blog-style news section. Recent articles include an announcement for Aaron Copland and the American Legacy of Gustav Mahler, a new book about Copland’s advocacy for Mahler’s music in the US, as well as “Appalachian Spring at 75: Then and Now”, a retrospective article about one of Copland’s most celebrated ballet works.
The performance page features an easily navigable calendar with options to search by performer, geographic location, and work title.
The website also features a new biographical article written especially for the site by the late Vivian Perlis, as well as an extensive bibliography list of books, articles and essays about the composer.
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