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Aaron Copland's Ideas on Film Scores

Clip: Season 49 Episode 24 | 5m 14s | Video has closed captioning.

Host Scott Yoo and pianist John Novacek discuss Copland's career as a film composer. Copland was a firm believer in "less is more" in terms of scoring, an idea that can be heard in scores today. To demonstrate this, Novacek and the student orchestra at the Colorado College Music festival perform Copland's "Grover's Corner" from the film "Our Town."

Aired: 04/22/22

Rating: NR

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