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Snapshot: Lewis Milestone’s 1939 film of Of Mice and Men

The 1939 film version of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring Burgess Merideth and Lon Chaney Jr., directed by Lewis Milestone, and scored by Aaron Copland: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appear in this space each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, John Steinbeck, Aaron Copland, Lon Chaney Jr, Lewis Milestone, Burgess Merideth

Just because: Aaron Copland’s Quiet City

Steven Schick and the La Jolla Symphony perform Aaron Copland’s Quiet City, with Stephanie Richards on trumpet and Carol Rothrock on oboe: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appear in this space each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Aaron Copland, Quiet City, Steven Schick, Stephanie Richards, La Jolla Symphony, Carol Rothrock

Copland and Joe McCarthy on NPR – a “Surreal Experience”

“Aaron Copland and the Spirit of Labor Day” – the radio documentary I was delighted to
Tags: Art, Npr, Ajblogs, Aaron Copland, Joe McCarthy

Exploring The Door-Closing Chimes Of The World’s Subway Systems

“Ted Green has been collecting … the telltale chimes — beeps, ding-dongs, jingles and arpeggios that warn riders around the world to stand clear.” In Rio, it sounds like a bossa nova guitar; in Delhi, like a doorbell; in Montreal, like Aaron Copland. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Montreal, Delhi, Aaron Copland, Ted Green

John Williams’ Violin Concerto No. 2: Is he raging at The Force?

So it seems. Having faced Darth Vader, John Williams is now arguing, it seems, with something more tangible — and in ways that suggest he has no fears about doing so. Or what his audience might think about it. Maybe this is me projecting my gloves-off exasperation at our COVID-dominated world, but Williams’s Violin Concerto No. 2, premiered July 24 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, is saying a lot of things that I need to express in words but somehow cannot. Having collected n...
Tags: Art, Williams, Indiana Jones, John Williams, Dmitri Shostakovich, John Kelly, Ajblogs, Trump, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood, Aaron Copland, Michael Tippett, Mutter, Elliott Carter, William Walton, Darth Vader John Williams

Aaron Copland: “One Red to Another”

“If they were a strange sight to me, I was no less of a one to them. It was the first time that many of them had seen an ‘intellectual.’ I was being gradually drawn, you see, into the political struggle with the peasantry!” That’s Aaron Copland in 1934, reflecting upon addressing a Communist picnic in Minnesota. – Joseph Horowitz
Tags: Art, Minnesota, Ajblogs, Aaron Copland, 01.08.21

Kennedy Center Takes A Risk With Honoring “Hamilton”

Is the wildly popular “Hamilton,” unveiled to the world in 2015, a classic? Do we know yet if it is a transcendent touchstone of American culture, in the manner of a Sinatra, a Sondheim, or even a Dolly Parton? Does it merit this recognition before, say, Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” or Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” or Duke Ellington’s jazz compositions? Surely not. In this sense, the Kennedy Center is taking a risk with its long game, and messing with the mission of ...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Dolly Parton, Kennedy Center, Hamilton, Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland, Lorraine Hansberry, 07.27.18

Top Posts From AJBlogs 10.23.17

Dark Matters from Finland Tero Saarinen Company performs at the Joyce Theater. ... read more AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2017-10-23 Music as Communication: with you, with myself, with it I write music for three reasons that I can name, though there may be others that elude me.  These three reasons jockey with one another for primacy from one work to the next, and sometimes ... read more AJBlog: Infinite Curves Published 2017-10-23 The Most Under-Rated 20th Century American Composer — Take Two Ba...
Tags: Art, Finland, Ajblogs, Joyce Theater, Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, 10.23.17, Tero Saarinen Company

Copland House Development Director

Award-winning creative center for American music at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home near New York City offers rewarding opportunity for a galvanizing, imaginative fundraising leader. 
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, Aaron Copland, Copland House

Aaron Copland, The Sound Of Americana, And Sen. Joe McCarthy

In this "United States of Anxiety" podcast, Sara Fishko talks with composer John Corigliano about how Copland developed a popular style that came to represent Americana in the popular mind and even got tied up with politics - and what happened to that style (and Copland) when the age of the Red Scare arrived.
Tags: Art, Music, United States, Aaron Copland, Sen Joe McCarthy, John Corigliano, Copland, Sara Fishko, 05.23.17

Lincoln Center Snapshot: Bing, Bernstein, and Balanchine Fifty Years Later

    By Joseph Horowitz Fifty years ago an instantly iconic photograph was taken of Rudolf Bing, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, Leonard Bernstein, music director of the New York Philharmonic, and George Balanchine, artistic director of New York City Ballet. They are posed in front of Lincoln Center’s Philharmonic Hall. The Met is about to inaugurate its new home, completing the move to Lincoln Center of the three main institutional constituents. Bing stands alongside a poster brandis...
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