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Aaron Copland:

What's in a Name

In 1942, Eugene Goossens, music director of the Cincinnati Symphony, invited two dozen or so composers to write fanfares honoring those serving in World War II. Hear some more of those fanfares, and take a guess why Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man is the only one that's still regularly performed.

Music heard in this episode:

Goosens: Fanfare for the Merchant Marine
Creston: Fanfare for Paratroopers
Hanson: Fanfare for the Signal Corps
Thomson: Fanfare for France
Cowell: Fanfare to Forces of Latin Allies
Taylor: Fanfare for Russia
Harris: Fanfare for the Forces
Gould: Fanfare for Freedom
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Learn more about Aaron Copland

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This Week's Quiz

Eugene Goosens was music director of which orchestra?

 New York Philharmonic

 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

 Boston Symphony Orchestra

 San Francisco Symphony

Goosens asked composers to write fanfares honoring

 people who fought in World War II

 soldiers from the Civil War

 soldiers from the Revolutionary War

 veterans of the Korean War

Copland's fanfare was named for

 only soldiers

 only marines

 everyone who worked for victory in World War II

 only civilians

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Aaron Copland:

What's in a Name

In 1942, Eugene Goossens, music director of the Cincinnati Symphony, invited two dozen or so composers to write fanfares honoring those serving in World War II. Hear some more of those fanfares, and take a guess why Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man is the only one that's still regularly performed.

Music heard in this episode:

Goosens: Fanfare for the Merchant Marine
Creston: Fanfare for Paratroopers
Hanson: Fanfare for the Signal Corps
Thomson: Fanfare for France
Cowell: Fanfare to Forces of Latin Allies
Taylor: Fanfare for Russia
Harris: Fanfare for the Forces
Gould: Fanfare for Freedom
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Learn more about Aaron Copland

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Eugene Goosens was music director of which orchestra?

 New York Philharmonic

 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

 Boston Symphony Orchestra

 San Francisco Symphony

Goosens asked composers to write fanfares honoring

 people who fought in World War II

 soldiers from the Civil War

 soldiers from the Revolutionary War

 veterans of the Korean War

Copland's fanfare was named for

 only soldiers

 only marines

 everyone who worked for victory in World War II

 only civilians

 

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