Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to Nadia Boulanger, October 16, 1969.
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1538 L. Washington St. [Peekskill, N.Y., 10566]
October 16, 1969
It's always such a pleasure to hear from you!
I was delighted to know of your interest in my PIANO QUARTET for the Wednesday class. I have sent you by Air Parcel Post a copy of the recording of the work, and added a comparatively recent recording of our ORGAN SYMPHONY on the chance that you don't have that one.
I also wrote to David Adams, the head of the London office of Boosey and Hawkes, and asked him to send you the pocket scores of the PIANO QUARTET. Since the SEXTET for Strings, Piano and Clarinet is on the same recording with the PIANO QUARTET, I also took the liberty of sending scores of the SEXTET for use possibly on some other occasion. It's a pleasure to present all this avec mes compliments.
Thanks for reminding me about Fontainebleau '71. Fantastic that such a date is coming so soon, no?Your suggestion about a concert A.C. is very generous indeed. Naturally I would do my best to be present on such an occasion, but it would be an advantage to have some idea of a possible date.
P.S. I am to be in London for a concert with the London Symphony Orchestra next month (November 25th) and will remain until December 1st. Any chance of your being in London then? I greatly enjoyed our lunch together last year.