Quiz: Unknown Facts About Aaron Copland! Trivia Questions

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Discover and learn about the unknown facts that you will find interesting and shocking about the American music composer, composition teacher, conductor, and music writer, Aaron Copland. He is well known for his works written in the 1930s and 1940s in a deliberately accessible style often referred to as populist.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Aaron Copland decided to become a composer at the age of?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      11

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      13

  • 2. 
    Aaron Copland decided to become a composer after attending the concert of?
    • A. 

      Paul Vidal

    • B. 

      Paderewski

    • C. 

      Isidor Philipp

    • D. 

      Rubin Goldmark

  • 3. 
    Aaron Copland attended which of these high schools in New York?
    • A. 

      Brooklyn High School of Arts

    • B. 

      Brownsville Academy High School, Brooklyn

    • C. 

      Boys High School, Brooklyn

    • D. 

      Automotive High School, Brooklyn

  • 4. 
    Copland and his younger contemporaries after returning to the US formed a group called?
    • A. 

      Killer Unit

    • B. 

      Commando Unit

    • C. 

      The Clanless

    • D. 

      Rambo Unit

  • 5. 
    All but one of these are members of the group formed by Aaron and younger contemporaries?
    • A. 

      Roger Sessions

    • B. 

      Virgil Thomson

    • C. 

      Roy Harris

    • D. 

      Walter Thomson

  • 6. 
    In which year did Copland had to testify in front of the Congress that he was never a "Communist"?
    • A. 

      1955

    • B. 

      1950

    • C. 

      1953

    • D. 

      1952

  • 7. 
    In which year did Aaron Copland produce the ballet "Rodeo"?
    • A. 

      1940

    • B. 

      1942

    • C. 

      1941

    • D. 

      1943

  • 8. 
    All but one of these are famous pieces produced by Aaron Copland in the year 1942?
    • A. 

      Rodeo

    • B. 

      Fanfare for the Common Man

    • C. 

      Appalachian Song

    • D. 

      A Lincoln Portrait

  • 9. 
    All but one of these are individuals taught by Aaron Copland?
    • A. 

      Samuel Alder

    • B. 

      Virgil Thomson

    • C. 

      Leonardo Bernstein

    • D. 

      Alvin Lucier

  • 10. 
    Which of Aaron's students became the foremost conductor of his works?
    • A. 

      Leonardo Bernstein

    • B. 

      Samuel Alder

    • C. 

      Alvin Lucier

    • D. 

      Michael Tilson Thomas

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