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Format Books
Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Copland, Aaron
Music Division, Library of Congress
Dates 1841
Location Washington D.C.
Language English
Subjects (Claire Raphael)
Bernstein, Leonard
Boulanger, Nadia
Bowles, Paul
Britten, Benjamin
Chávez, Carlos
Clurman, Harold
Copland, Aaron
Diamond, David
Finding Aid
Harris, Roy
Ives, Charles
Kraft, Victor
Reis, Claire R.
Reis, Claire R. (Claire Raphael)
Schoenberg, Arnold
Sessions, Roger
Thomson, Virgil
Aaron Copland collection
Other Title
Copland collection,
Created / Published
Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2005, monographic.
Subject Headings
-  Copland, Aaron -- 1900-1990
-  Copland, Aaron -- 1900-1990 -- Autographs
-  Copland, Aaron -- 1900-1990 -- Portraits
-  Copland, Aaron -- 1900-1990 -- Correspondence
-  Boulanger, Nadia -- Correspondence
-  Clurman, Harold -- 1901- -- Correspondence
-  Bernstein, Leonard -- 1918-1990 -- Correspondence
-  Bowles, Paul -- 1910-1999 -- Correspondence
-  Britten, Benjamin -- 1913-1976 -- Correspondence
-  Chávez, Carlos -- 1899-1978 -- Correspondence
-  Diamond, David -- 1915-2005 -- Correspondence
-  Harris, Roy -- 1898-1979 -- Correspondence
-  Ives, Charles -- 1874-1954 -- Correspondence
-  Kraft, Victor -- 1915-1976
-  Reis, Claire R. (Claire Raphael) -- Correspondence
-  Schoenberg, Arnold -- 1874-1951 -- Correspondence
-  Sessions, Roger -- 1896-1985 -- Correspondence
-  Thomson, Virgil -- 1896-1989 -- Correspondence
-  Musicians -- Correspondence
finding aid
-  Composer Aaron Copland was born on Nov. 14, 1900, in Brooklyn, N.Y. From 1921-1924 he studied composition and orchestration with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Copland was the recipient of the 1925-1926 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, the first in music. Many awards followed throughout his life. Copland performed his own music as pianist and conductor and also conducted music of other composers. He was the author of articles and books and of oral presentations on music. He was also active as an administrator, founding festivals and concert series and in publishing contemporary music. Copland died on Dec. 2, 1990, in North Tarrytown, N.Y.
-  Digitized images along with identifying information and a narrative introduction are also available through the Library of Congress Web site under the title: The Aaron Copland collection, ca. 1900-1990, produced for the National Digital Library Program, American Memory collections.
-  Collecion contains some mss. Gifts Aaron Copland ca. 1940-1970.
-  Bulk of the collection Gift Aaron Copland 1989.
-  Collecion contains some mss. Gifts Nadia Boulanger estate July 18, 1980, and Mar. 6, 1981.
-  Collecion contains libretto material for The tender land Gift Erik Johns.
-  Collecion contains some mss. Gift Bennett Lerner.
-  Sound recordings and moving images from the collection transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
-  Books from Copland's library transferred to Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
-  Collecion contains 1154 published scores by North and South American composers (not including Copland) located in Performing Arts Library in the New York Public Library a microfilm is available in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room: Microfilm 93/20010.
-  Aaron Copland collection (1841-1991, bulk 1911-1990), Music Division, Library of Congress.
500 p. ; 21 cm.
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