Serialism in the Early Music of Aaron Copland

Simms, Bryan R.
June 2007
Musical Quarterly;Summer2007, Vol. 90 Issue 2, p176
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the music of Aaron Copland. It features an interview in 1967 where Copland is asked by Edward T. Cone about his involvement with the twelve-tone method and serial composition, which is suspected to have relation to the compositional methods of Arnold Schoenberg. During the interview, Copland pointed out that it is not his works in the 1950s, such as the Piano Fantasy or Piano Quartet, that he used the serialism techniques, but rather in his earlier works in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. It also examines works and studies of experts that analyzes Copland's music.


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