Aaron Copland

Copland, Aaron

American composer (1900-1990). Signed photograph. No place, no date. 250 : 200 mm.
$ 727 / 600 € (61416)

A nice head and shoulders photograph holding the conductor’s baton. Minor creasing to upper right corner.

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Copland, Aaron

US-amerikanischer Komponist (1900-1990). Ms. Brief mit eigenh. Unterschrift. Berkshire. 4to. 1 p. Briefkopf „Berkshire Music Center“.
$ 606 / 500 € (77933)

An Felix Wolfes über den Komponisten Anton Wolf (1915-1989): „[…] The simple truth is that I cannot think of him in terms of a student. We could have delightful conversations, perhaps, in limit in ,age, wisdom and maturity’ when it comes to compositions. But nevertheless, at a certain point in one’s development, there is no other salvation than to work out one’s own problems oneself. I think Mr. Wolf has reached that age. What ne needs is performances of his music and discussion about it with discerning friends and musicians. I honestly do not think that he needs a teacher. […]“

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Copland, Aaron

US-amerikanischer Komponist (1900-1990). Programmheft mit eigenh. Unterschrift eines Konzertes der Tschech. Philharmonie. Prag. 8vo.
$ 606 / 500 € (77934)

Signiertes Programmheft eines Konzertes der Tschech. Philharmonie unter Leitung von Aaron Copland mit eigenen Werken sowie von u.a. Bernstein, Ives, Martínu und Strawinsky

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Copland, Aaron

US-amerikanischer Komponist und Dirigent (1900-1990). Programm mit eigenh. Unterschrift. Tel Aviv. 8vo.
$ 182 / 150 € (80591)

Copland spielte zusammen mit dem Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv. Auf dem Programm standen Haydn, Strawinsky, Coplands „Orchestral Variations“, Ives und Coplands „El Salon Mexico“. Signiert unterhalb seines Portrait.

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Copland, Aaron

US-amerikanischer Komponist und Dirigent (1900-1990). 3 eigenh. Briefe mit Unterschrift. Bernardsville. 4to. 6 pp.
$ 4,243 / 3.500 € (81431)

An eine Bekannte „Drew“ in Italien mit Erwähnungen über Wladimir Horowitz, Serge Koussevitzky, Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten und Martha Graham. 10. Mai 1945: „[…] I've been meaning to write you to congratulate you on winning the War in Italy! Now what happens? […] I gave the Professor's greetings to [Serge] Koussevitzky the day it arrived. By chance we met at the Soviet Consulate where [Vladimir] Horowitz was playing Prokofieff's 8th Piano Sonata for a hand-picked audience. Kouss was obviously delighted to have word of his old friend.

„For a while I thought I was going to be in Paris this spring. The O[ffice of] W[ar] I[nformation] had plans for a major American music festival in June, and I was asked to go as musical ambassador with Lenny Bernstein to do the conducting. It all fell through at the last moment […] „[…] I'm still working on my Symphony [No. 3] which didn't progress much during the hectic winter months in N.Y. […] On the side I've been preparing a Suite from the ballet I wrote for Martha Graham. She called it 'Appalachian Spring' after a poem of Hart Crane. Only 2 days ago it won me a Pulitzer Prize. Isn't that nice? […]“ 28. Dezember 1945: „[…] I've been made ass't director of the Berkshire Music Center up in Stockbridge. […] „I've been reading lots of Henry James recently--and there are large chunks of Italy in his work. Tell me a little more in detail what life is like over there.“ 18 February 1946: „[…] I have a house and a Swedish lady cook out here and am still fussing with the Symphony. […] In July I go to the Berkshire Music Center for six weeks. […] Lenny Bernstein will be there, conducting a new British opera: [the June 7th premiere of Benjamin Britten's] 'Peter Grimes'. […]“ Beiliegt: 1 Neujahrskarte mit eigenh. Zusatz und Unterschrift. „Got your card & letter sent to Mexico--but I'm back at the Empire Hotel. Will write soon.“.

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