Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to Nadia Boulanger, July 4, 1924.
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July 4, 1924
Chère Mademoiselle, -
If I have not written to you quite as soon as I had expected, you must blame it on my very numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. I spent two weeks in New York renewing old acquaintances and telling the usual stories about Paris and its marvels.
But now I have escaped to the quiet of the country, so I can write you in peace. Though, I might just as well warn you 'toot sweet,' that I have very little of any interest to relate. I have taken a 'job' here, where I can get the good air of the mountains and at the same time, work on the hundreds of things I am so anxious to do. For the present I am confining myself to making an ink copy of the score and trying to get on with my 'sinfonietta.'
While in New York I went to see Mr. O.G. Sonneck, editor of the 'Musical Quarterly.' He told me that my Fauré article will appear in October. We talked of writing an article on Fl. Schmitt and he seemed anxious to have one. That is about all that has happened.
My plans for the fall are still rather vague. I shall probably take a studio for myself and attempt to find some way of making a livelihood. Lets hope January comes around in a hurry! as I am certainly looking forward to your trip over here.
I will write you more fully in the near future. How are the plans for the Fontainebleau school concert coming on? Perhaps you can find two spare moments to write me as you know how much pleasure it would give me. Give my very best regards to Madame Boulanger and to 'everyone' in Gargenville.