Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to Serge Koussevitzky, April 5, 1946.
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April 5, 1946.
Dear Sergei Alexandrovitch:
Here is a letter on a personal matter.
It seems -- according to Boosey & Hawkes -- that there is great interest among the conductors about my new Symphony. I know you are anxious to spread the Foundation's commissioned works as widely as possible. Obviously they all want to do the work as far as possible while it is still fresh and new, and being talked about. So it is natural that they want to know when you will have given the first performances in Boston and New York. It would be wonderful from my angle -- and also of course for Boosey -- if you could say now that by December first the Symphony can be generally available. I know that that means the Symphony would have to be scheduled for the first trip to New York, but perhaps you would be willing to do that.
In any case -- if convenient -- write me or Boosey & Hawkes direct what your decision is.
P.S. We went up to visit the Barrington School in Great Barrington yesterday. The buildings and accommodations are first-class. The only drawback is the half-hour journey to Tanglewood, but considering the beauty and comfort of the living conditions I think the students would agree, especially if we put there the composition students and the auditors. In any case, I gave my opinion to Mr. Judd that I am in favor of renting the School for our purposes. I think you would also agree if you saw the place.
[manuscript]: P.P.S. -- Looking forward to Wednesday night!