Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2

Frédéric Chopin Born: March 1, 1810, Zelazowa Wola, Poland Died: October 17, 1849, Paris, France According to Vladimir Horowitz, Chopin was “the only truly great composer for the piano.” Chopin mostly worked in shorter forms, such as the ballade (which he invented),...

Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite

Aaron Copland Born: November 14, 1900, Brooklyn, New York Died: December 2, 1990, North Tarrytown, New York Dubbed “the dean of American composers,” Aaron Copland was one of the first American composers to enjoy worldwide fame. He studied piano, composition, and...