Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Copland and Boulanger

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When he was 20 years old, American composer Aaron Copland went to Paris; that was where all the exciting new music was happening. He wanted to find a teacher, and he found someone he thought was tremendously inspiring: Nadia Boulanger. Coming up on Thursday's Performance Today, we'll hear from an amazing 1980 interview in which Copland recounts how he found his great teacher. And we'll hear his Clarinet Concerto, from a concert at the Windham Music Festival in upstate New York.