Happy Birthday Aaron Copland and Johann Nepomuk Hummel

One of the greatest American classical music composers of the 20th Century, Aaron Copland was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 14, 1900. Copland lived until he was 90 years old. Besides composing some iconic “American” music, Copland was also a teacher and a conductor.

Aaron Copland [Nov. 14, 1900 – Dec. 2, 1990]

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The classical music composer and pianist, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, was born in Austria on November 14, 1778 and lived until he was 58 years old. Hummel lived mostly in the classical music era and he studied with two of the greatest classical music composers, Mozart and Haydn.

Johann Nepomuk Hummel [Nov. 14, 1778 – Oct. 17, 1837]

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Honoring these two classical music composers on their birthday with a couple of their great compositions. Please turn up the volume and enjoy!

Aaron Copland: “Rodeo” Suite:

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring:

J.N. Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E Major:

J.N. Hummel: Piano Concerto #2 in A Minor:

Happy Birthday Aaron Copland and Johann Nepomuk Hummel!

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