Album Cover Art Wednesday: Aaron Copland

The great 20th Century American composer Aaron Copland specialized in writing shorter pieces for the ballet and theatre. This inspired some swell cover art. Here are two examples:

Keith Emerson the E in ELP was a huge Copland fan so the band used to perform several Copland pieces. In fact, both Hoedown from Rodeo and Fanfare for the Common Man were frequent set openers.

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  1. The story of how Hoedown came from the trenches of WWl to the hills of Tennessee to the Smithsonian thru Alan Lomax to a widow in Rockville Md to Copeland to the American Beef Council and Robert Mitchum is a fascinating piece of history driven by Luck and Chance

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