20 th Century Composers: Opera o Samuel Barber Samuel Barber Samuel Barber o Aaron Copland Aaron Copland Aaron Copland o Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein

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o Barber won the Pulitzer Prize in 1958 for Vanessa o Premiered in New York on January at the New York Metropolitan Opera o Summary of Vanessa: Click Here Click HereClick Here o “Must the Winter Come So Soon?” from Act I o Listen Listen Samuel Barber: Vanessa

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20 th Century Composers: Opera o Samuel Barber Samuel Barber Samuel Barber o Aaron Copland Aaron Copland Aaron Copland o Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein o Benjamin Britten Benjamin Britten Benjamin Britten o March 1910-January 1981 o Barber came from a very musical family and started composing at the early age of seven. o More about Barber: Click Here Click HereClick Here Samuel Barber o Barber won the Pulitzer Prize in 1958 for Vanessa o Premiered in New York on January at the New York Metropolitan Opera o Summary of Vanessa: Click Here Click HereClick Here o Must the Winter Come So Soon? from Act I o Listen Listen Samuel Barber: Vanessa o November 14, 1900-December 2, 1990 o By incorporating popular forms of American music such as jazz and folk into his compositions, he created pieces both exceptional and innovative. o More about Copland: Click here Click hereClick here Aaron Copland o World Premiere:, o World Premiere: New York City Opera, New York, New York, April 1, 1954 o o Summary of The Tender Land: Click HereClick Here o Lauries Song from Act I o Listen Listen Aaron Copland: The Tender Land o August 25, 1918-October 14, 1990 o Bernstein was one of the first American-born conductors to become known worldwide o His rise to fame began with his composition of West Side Story o More about Bernstein: Click Here Click HereClick Here Leonard Bernstein o Premiered on December 1, 1956 o Candide: It Must Be So o Listen Listen Leonard Bernstein: Candide o November 22, December 4, 1976 o Wrote many operas such as: Billy Budd (1951), Gloriana (1953), The Turn of the Screw (1954), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1960), Owen Wingrave (1971), Death in Venice (1973) o Wrote both vocal and instrumental music o More on Britten: Click Here Click HereClick Here Benjamin Britten o Premiered on October 6th 1954 by the Sadler's Wells Opera in London o The Turn of the Screw: Act 2 Scenes 1-3 o Listen Listen Benjamin Britten:The Turn of the Screw American Masters. Last modified July 11, composer/475/. Bach-Cantatas. Last modified July cantatas.com/Lib/Barber-Samuel.htm. Bach-Cantatas. Last modified July cantatas.com/Lib/Barber-Samuel.htm. Bach Cantatas. Last modified June cantatas.com/Bio/Britten-Benjamin.htm. Bach Cantatas. Last modified June cantatas.com/Bio/Britten-Benjamin.htm. Biography.com ?page=2. Biography.com ?page=2. US Opera. Last modified January 1, US Opera. Last modified January 1, US Opera. Last modified January 1, US Opera. Last modified January 1, Bibliography