A Man in Full

In the nineteen-nineties, those days of peace and prosperity and Pax Americana, Aaron Copland (1900-90) was the beau ideal whom young American composers strove to emulate. The tonal-atonal split in classical music, embedded in Cold War cultural politics, no longer seemed urgent, and the values that shone from such mid-century scores as “Appalachian Spring,” the Clarinet Concerto, and “Fanfare for the Common Man”—clarity, optimism, and impregnable craftsmanship—were hugely...

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