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15 Nov 2007

Who Was That Masked Composer?

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200001/aaron-copland

By David Schiff [Atlantic Monthly]

On May 26, 1953, Aaron Copland testified before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Senator Joseph McCarthy. The committee seemed to have only a vague sense of Copland's value as a witness (or as a musician), and probably called him simply because he had become a well-known public figure — an unprecedented accomplishment for an American composer of concert music.

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