The Aaron Copland Collection ca. 1900-1990


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Aaron Copland Timeline: 1900-1990



Received the Kennedy Center Honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., along with Martha Graham, Henry Fonda, Ella Fitzgerald, and Tennessee Williams.


Received the National Medal of Arts from U.S. President Ronald Reagan and the Congressional Gold Medal from the U.S. House of Representatives.


December 2: Aaron Copland died at North Tarrytown, New York.


Aaron Copland at his piano

descriptive record icon enlarge image icon [Detail] Aaron Copland at his piano, Rock Hill, 1978.
Music Division, Library of Congress.