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November 16, 2009

This Weekend

This weekend was Aaron Copland's birthday. He's one of my favorite composers. He's the guy who wrote "Appalachian Spring" and "Fanfare for The Common Man."

He also wrote this:


Which continues here:


The amazing thing about his story, of course, is that Copland was questioned by Roy Cohn regarding his Communist sympathies. Afterwards, he was investigated by the FBI and had trouble getting a passport.

There's more irony in the story of his being questioned by Roy Cohn, but I'll leave that up to you to discover for yourselves.

2 comments:

Sherry said...

cool. thanks.

Dave said...

There's more irony in the story of his being questioned by Roy Cohn, but I'll leave that up to you to discover for yourselves.

For one thing, both Copland and Cohn were closeted gay men.