Born November 14, 1900, Brooklyn, New York Died December 2, 1990, Peekskill, New York
About Aaron Copland
One of the most influential American composers of the twentieth century, Copland nevertheless did not find success with either of his operas. The Tender Land is still occasionally heard, but not as often as the work's quality warrants. Both of his works are ideal for young voices, although The Tender Land also provides challenging and rewarding music for any voice.
The Second Hurricane, opera for high school students with chorus of parents Libretto by Edwin Denby. 1938
The Tender Land Libretto by Horace Everett (a.k.a. Erik Johns), inspired by pictures from Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee. April 1, 1954, New York City Opera, New York, New York