||Copland was born in New York City on November
14, 1900. He studied in New York City with the American composer Rubin
Goldmark and in Paris with the influential French teacher Nadia Boulanger.
Earlier works, Music for the Theater (1925) and the Piano Concerto
experimented with jazz rhythms.
His works include, Lincoln Portrait (1942), the ballets
the Kid (1938), Rodeo (1942), and Appalachian Spring
for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1945, the Symphony for Organ and
Orchestra (1925), the Symphonic Ode (1932), the Third Symphony
(1946), and the Fanfare for the Common Man (1942). His music for
films includes Of Mice and Men (1937), Our Town (1940), and
Heiress (1949; Academy Award, best dramatic film score).
Copland died in North Tarrytown, New York, on December 2, 1990.