During the Great Depression, Aaron Copland decided to become a film composer. His intention was to counteract the upholstered “Hollywood sound” of Erich Korngold and other European-born composers. Of the Hollywood films that Copland scored, “The Heiress” (1949) won an Academy Award for best music. But Copland gave up on Hollywood.
Joseph Horowitz, one of the most prominent and widely published writers on the topic of American music, curates this FREE lecture illuminating “the battle for American film music” with film clips scored by Copland, Korngold, Bernard Herrmann, and others. NOTE THE START TIME OF 12:30 pm.
A Bag Lunch EXTRA! For a complete list of upcoming scheduled Bag Lunch programs click here.
Our monthly Bag Lunch Arts Series spotlights authors, artists, performers, and speakers sharing their talent and knowledge. Patrons are encouraged to bring along a bag lunch to enjoy before the program. Cookies and coffee are courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Programs last approximately one hour.