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Aaron Copland:

Copland's Cowboy Ballets

Copland’s first cowboy ballet was Billy the Kid, about the notorious outlaw who lived in the American Southwest in the late 1800’s. Then, choreographer (a choreographer is a person who invents dance moves) Agnes de Mille convinced Copland to write a second cowboy ballet -- Rodeo.

Music heard in this episode:

Copland: Excerpts from Billy the Kid, including “Goodbye, Old Paint”
Copland: Excerpts from Rodeo, including “Buckaroo Holiday” and “Hoedown”

Learn more about Aaron Copland

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This Week's Quiz

How many of Aaron Coplands ballets were set in the Wild West?

 3

 4

 2

 1

Where was Billy the Kid born?

 Kansas City

 Dodge

 Chicago

 New York

 San Francisco

What is the name of the cowboy ballet Copland wrote for Agnes de Mille?

 Billy the Kid

 Appalachian Spring

 Rite of Spring

 Swan Lake

 Rodeo

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Aaron Copland:

Copland's Cowboy Ballets

Copland’s first cowboy ballet was Billy the Kid, about the notorious outlaw who lived in the American Southwest in the late 1800’s. Then, choreographer (a choreographer is a person who invents dance moves) Agnes de Mille convinced Copland to write a second cowboy ballet -- Rodeo.

Music heard in this episode:

Copland: Excerpts from Billy the Kid, including “Goodbye, Old Paint”
Copland: Excerpts from Rodeo, including “Buckaroo Holiday” and “Hoedown”

Learn more about Aaron Copland

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

How many of Aaron Coplands ballets were set in the Wild West?

 3

 4

 2

 1

Where was Billy the Kid born?

 Kansas City

 Dodge

 Chicago

 New York

 San Francisco

What is the name of the cowboy ballet Copland wrote for Agnes de Mille?

 Billy the Kid

 Appalachian Spring

 Rite of Spring

 Swan Lake

 Rodeo

 

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