Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to William Strickland, May 20, 1951.
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Paris -- May 20 '51
Nice to learn you're headed for bigger and better things.
The American Music Center (250 W 57) should have a copy of the Short Symphony score. If not, I'm afraid you'll have to wait until I'm back at Tanglewood in July. (Why not drop by and see me there, in any case?)
Maybe you should be warned that the Short Symph. is frightfully difficult to put together, and shouldn't be attempted unless you have plenty of rehearsal time.
I've been doing some conducting here myself in Rome -- and am on my way to London to do my Clarinet Concerto, and then an all-C program in Trieste, of all places.
Best to you Bill -- hope to see you in Tanglewood.