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Copland and the American Sound

  • Aired: 10/14/2009
  • 55:21
  • Rating: TV-G
Aaron Copland blended his Brooklyn Jewish roots with jazz, folk music, and hymns to gamble on a new American sound, yet how such an unlikely outsider captured the spirit of Billy the Kid is a tale worth its own string section.
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Explore what brought Copland to write music that gave Americans a sense of identity.
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