This DVD program is a biographical look at the life, career and musicality of the American composer, conductor and musician Aaron Copland. It's written by Vivian Perlis, with Ruth Leon contributing as producer. Aaron Copland, Ned Rorem and Leonard Bernstein are interviewed. Aaron Copland is shown composing. The film discusses how Aaron Copland lived the dream of many Americans, by creating himself out of purely hard work and dedication until it lead to his eventual success. The program outlines how he started off by taking piano lessons, later training in France , and how upon returning to the United States he was set on becoming a full-time composer and through perseverance achieved his goal.
This is an excellent program for music classes and for aspiring composers.