Copland's 'Fanfare for the Common Man'

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

One of Aaron Copland's most famous works, and one of the greatest fanfares ever written, is the "Fanfare for the Common Man." The work was written in 1942, in the middle of World War II. 

Host Naomi Lewin goes through the structure of this piece, written only for percussion and horns. (Though the composer later wrote a full orchestral version). In addition, listen to the program for a question about the premiere of this work and instructions on how to submit your answers. The correct responses could win a prize. 

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Copland: "Fanfare for the Common Man"

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