Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Copland, Aaron
Dates 1945
Language English
Subjects Correspondence
Title
Letter from Aaron Copland to Mary Lescaze, June 19, 1945.
Contributor Names
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 (creator)
Genre
Correspondence
Extent
typescripted letter, signed
Repository
Music Division, Library of Congress
Related Resources
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/copland.corr0723 (electronic resource)
Other Formats
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.copland.corr0723/mets.xml
Access Condition
For rights relating to this resource, visit http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/copland.access Used by permission of the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., copyright owner. For musical works contact the Business Affairs Department, Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., 35 East 21st Street, New York, NY, 10010, fax (212) 358-5305. For all other Copland materials, contact the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., 254 West 31st Street, 15th floor, New York, NY, 10001,(212) 461-6956, fax (212) 810-4567.


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General Credit for Copland Materials

Correspondence, Writings and Music— Used by permission of the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., copyright owner. For musical works, contact the Business Affairs Department, Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., 35 East 21st Street, New York, NY 10010, fax (212) 358-5305. For all other Copland materials, contact The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., 254 West 31st Street, 15th floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 461-6956, fax: (212) 810-4567.

Photographs - used by permission of The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., 254 West 31st Street, 15th floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 461-6956, fax: (212) 810-4567. The Fund's permission is limited to the right to reproduce the image of Aaron Copland. All rights to use individual photographs are controlled by the respective owners of the copyrights in those photographs. For those listed as unidentified, we invite users to contact us with any information they may have with regard to those items.

Credits and Rights for Individual Photographs

The rights holders for individual photographers are listed below. For those listed as unidentified, we invite users to contact us with any information they may have with regard to those items.

  • Photo 1 Aaron Copland with Irving Fine, 1950s. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 2 Aaron Copland with Arthur and Esther Berger and Douglas Moore, ca. 1953. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 4 Aaron Copland with Darius Milhaud, Tanglewood, 1949. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 7 Aaron Copland with Walter Piston, 1960. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 9 Aaron Copland, Serge Koussevitzky, and Nadia Boulanger, ca. 1939. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 10 Aaron Copland and Serge Koussevitzky, Tanglewood. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 11 Aaron Copland, Agnes DeMille, and Oliver Smith at Tanglewood, 1942. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 13 Aaron Copland with Leonard Bernstein, ca. 1940. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 14 Aaron Copland and Carlos Ch·vez. Photographer: Eric Schaal.
    Used by permission of (c) Eric Schaal Estate. Contact: Jan Van Der
    Donk, Rare Books, In., 601 West 26th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
  • Photo 16 Aaron Copland with Samuel Barber and Gian-Carlo Menotti, Bernardsville, N.J., 1945. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 17 Aaron Copland by candlelight, Tepotzlan, Mexico, 1944. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 19 Aaron Copland at piano in his studio in Ossining, with motion picture photographers in background, ca. 1958. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 24 Aaron Copland; the standard early portrait by Victor Kraft. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 29 Aaron Copland outdoors reading; at Tanglewood studio. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 30 Aaron Copland as photographed by David Diamond.
    Used by permission of David Diamond, 249 Edgerton Street, Rochester, NY 14607.
  • Photo 32 Aaron Copland holding his glasses, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1971 Photographer: (c)Nancy Crampton.
    Used by permission of Nancy Crampton, 35 West 9th Street, New York, NY 10011.
  • Photo 36 Aaron Copland and William Warfield, ca. 1963. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 37 Aaron Copland conducting at a recording session, England. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 41 Aaron Copland conducting, Berlin, 1970. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 44 Billy the Kid: production shot, 1938. Photographer unknown.
    Used by permission of Dance Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.
  • Photo 46 Aaron Copland and Ralph Steiner looking at film, 1932. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 47 Aaron Copland and Thornton Wilder, ca. 1948. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 52 Aaron Copland and Peter Miles on a set for The Red Pony, 1948.
    Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
  • Photo 53 Aaron Copland and Peter Miles on a set for The Red Pony, 1948.
    Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
  • Photo 54 The Red Pony: still from the film, 1948.
    Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
  • Photo 55 The Red Pony: still from the film, 1948.
    Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
  • Photo 68 Aaron Copland in front of the State Department, 1947.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 74 Aaron Copland in academic garb, Brown University, 1980. Photographer: John Forasté.
    Used courtesy of (c) John Forasté, John@foraste.com.
  • Photo 75 Aaron Copland and Victor Kraft, Yorkshire, 1970. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 76 Aaron Copland on an American street. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 78 Aaron Copland raking leaves, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1946. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 81 Aaron Copland at recording session, England. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 90 Aaron Copland's piano in Paris, early 1920s. Photographer: Aaron Copland.
    Used by permission of the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., copyright owner. Contact: James M. Kendrick, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., 254 West 31st Street, 15th floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 461-6956, fax: (212) 810-4567.
  • Photo 91 Aaron Copland's dwelling in Fountainebleau, early 1920s. Photographer: Aaron Copland.
    Used by permission of the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., copyright owner. Contact: James M. Kendrick, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., 254 West 31st Street, 15th floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 461-6956, fax: (212) 810-4567.
  • Photo 102 Aaron Copland, Nadia Boulanger, Walter Piston at the Old France restaurant, Boston, 1945. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 103 Aaron Copland rehearsing the Piano Concerto with AndrÈ Previn, 1970. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 104 Aaron Copland, Roger Sessions, Virgil Thomson, Whitney Museum, New York City, 1981. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 105 Aaron Copland receiving honorary degree, Columbia University. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.
  • Photo 106 Aaron Copland sorting his mail. Photographer: Victor Kraft.
    Used by permission of Mrs. Victor Kraft, 90 Edgewood Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905-1344.

Credits and Rights for Articles

 

The following articles are included in this collection with permission as indicated:

Leonard Bernstein. "Aaron Copland--An Intimate Sketch." High Fidelity/Musical America. November, 1970. Used by permission of Musical America External, 10 Lake Drive, Hightstown, NJ 08520.

All of the following were originally published in "A 75th Birthday Tribute to Aaron Copland" from Schwann-1 Record and Tape Guide. November, 1975:

Nadia Boulanger. "Tribute to Aaron Copland." Used by permission of the Secretaire general, Fondation Internationale Nadia et Lili Boulanger, 25, Av. Des Gobelins, 75013 Paris, France.

Harold Clurman. "My Friend Aaron." Used by permission of Ellen Adler, 35 West 9th Street, Apt. 6B, New York, NY 10011.

Olga Koussevitzky. "A Wise and Trusted Friend." Used by permission of the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Inc., copyright owner. 254 West 31st Street, 15th floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 461-6956, fax: (212) 810-4567.

William Schuman. "A 75th Birthday Tribute." Used by permission of Andrea F. Schuman and Anthony W. Schuman. For further information, please contact the Music Division at the Library of Congress.

Leonard Bernstein. "Aaron and Moses." Used by permission ofThe Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc., 121 West 27th St., Suite 1104, New York, NY 10001.

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