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Aaron Copland By Anna McGuffin Not only was Aaron Copland a great American composer he was a great composer worldwide He grew up in Brooklyn New York in a very drab neighborhood He was influenced by jazz musicians and French composers He made many remarkable contributions to the world of music and worked to make music more enjoyable to the everyday listener His major works are not only world famous but world-appreciated Aaron Copland was born in 1900 in Brooklyn New York He was the youngest of all of the children in his family His parents were Lithuanian and moved to the states in the late 1800s Coplands family owned a department store on Washington Avenue in Brooklyn His family resided in the three stories above the store He grew up in a very drab neighborhood that he once described I was born on a street in Brooklyn that can only be described as drab It had none of the garish color of the ghetto none of the charm of an old New England thoroughfare or even the rawness of a pioneer street It was simply drab It probably resembled one of the most outer districts of lower middle class London except that is was peopled largely by Italians Irish and Negroes I mention it because it was there that I spent the first twenty years of my life When Copland was twelve years old he began to play the piano He was instructed by his older sister Laurine After he had been studying for six months his sister told him that he had learned more in his short time of study than she had in her eight years So Copland began to study the piano on his own After a year and half of teaching himself he convinced his parents to hire a professional piano teacher They hired Leopold Wolfsohn Soon following the beginning of his study with Wolfsohn
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