What to Listen for in Music Author:Aaron Copland In this fascinating analysis of how to listen to music intelligently, Aaron Copland, the noted modern composer, poses two basic questions: Are you hearing everything that is going on? Are you really being sensitive to it? — If you cannot answer yes to both questions, you owe it to yourself to read this book. Whether you listen to Mozart or Duke E... more »llington, Aaron Copland's provocative suggestions for listening to music from the composer's point of view will bring you a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms.
First published in 1939, the revised edition includes several new features, including chapters on contemporary music and film music, and a list of long-playing records keyed to the chapters.
Aaron Copland is a director of the League of Composers, has lectured extensively throughout the country, and has taught composition at Harvard University and the Berkshire Music Center.« less