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Aaron Copland is one of the most distinguished of American composers. Born in New York in 1900, he studied music in Germany and France. Taking a great interest in contemporary music, he has been associated with most of the leading American organisations concerned with it. Copland is well known to British listeners, for he has on several occasions broadcast from the studio as a pianist and from time to time some of his more important compositions have been broadcast.
He has written numerous works, including a piano concerto, several symphonies, and two ballets. He is a versatile musician in that he has also written for the radio and the film as well as the theatre, concert-hall, and school. One of his latest compositions is the ' Outdoor overture ' that opens the BBC Scottish Orchestra's programme this morning.
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