Aaron Copland on CBS

Westchester’s Copland House is on a hot streak with three national broadcast appearances in just the last four months. For those of you who may have been distracted by the countdown to the holidays, whether it was the last-minute shopping or the long list of year-end to-dos, here’s what you missed—Aaron Copland on CBS.  Well, it wasn’t him in person of course, but a tribute to him on CBS Sunday Morning’s “Almanac” segment, to mark the anniversary of Copland’s passing in 1990.  Hosted by Jane Pauley, the segment included a brief profile of Copland’s career composing operas, ballets, orchestral music, band music, chamber music, choral music and film scores – as well as writing, teaching and conducting. Highlighted was a brief live performance by Copland House’s own Artistic and Executive Director pianist Michael Boriskin and Principal Violinist Curtis Macomber.  In case you didn’t know it, Copland House is the organization that keeps alive the brilliance of Aaron Copland, a composer strongly linked with the American heartland.  It’s no wonder Director Spike Lee chose Copland’s music to score his 1998 film “He Got Game” – watching the video below, it’s obvious Copland had it.

Sunday Morning Almanac: Aaron Copeland

Now a page from our #CBSSunday AlmanacOn December 2, 1990, the acclaimed American composer Aaron Copland – a most un-common man – died at the age of 90. https://cbsn.ws/2QtJsmf

Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, December 2, 2018


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One Response to “Aaron Copland on CBS”

  1. January 4, 2019 at 2:51 am #

    Thanks for the shout-out, Janet! Let’s remember that Aaron Copland spent more than half of his adult life right here in Westchester: first one month in Briarcliff and a half-year in Bedford, then Ossining for eight years, and finally settling in Cortlandt Manor for the last thirty years of his life (in the house he called “my hideaway, my solitude,” and now known as Copland House, a National Historic Landmark). He wrote in his memoirs about living close to the city but feeling as if being way out in the country (as it was back in the 60s and 70s), and he also loved the beauty and quiet of Westchester and its cultural richness and proximity to other artists living here.

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