Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to Irving Fine, January 23, 1946.
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Jan. 23, 1946
Sorry to hear about Verna not being well. Give her my best and tell her I hope she's fast recovering.
I've just seen the preliminary catalogue of the Berkshire Music Center and your name is down. The official invite should be coming along any day now -- until you hear from me to the contrary assume that you are coming and act accordingly. I mean, get the formal permission from Harvard etc. Its 99% certain. Aside from the Harmonic Analysis please think up anything else you'd like to do up there during the 6 weeks period. I'm plotting to have you involved with the chorus but don't know what success I will have as yet.
There was a false report that I had left Ridgefield, but 'twasn't true. I've stuck it out and have a third movement to show for it. One more to go and I'm done and I'm free to go on living!
Just came back from NY where I heard a rehearsal of two movements of the Stravinsky Symphony. Mov't II is lovely and Mov't III has lovely whoops in it, but seemed a bit on the short side. I don't think its as pretentious as the other Symphony of his and will probably be played more. Didn't hear Mov't I. He looked fine -- about 54 instead of 64.
Modern Music is saved -- at least for a year. Thought you'd like to know.
Greetings and everything.
[in ink]: P.S. Excuse haste. Have 20 letters to write!