Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to Irving Fine, June 14, 1947.
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June 14 '47
This is in answer to a long letter I received from Verna today. She says she is joining you at the Colony -- so
I thought I'd better break the bad news about your lectures at Tanglewood. Vrerna counted three, but I count four:
1st week: Billings -- Indians -- Regional etc.
2nd : Post Civil War: Paine -- Chadwick -- MacDowell -- Foote -- Parker.
3rd : Neo-Clasicism vs Atonality
4th : Piston, Sessions, Hanson
I'm hoping theres plenty of material for your 2nd week lecture in the Colony library.
Delighted about the meal arrangements at Richmond -- about your new car etc.
The Colony & Tanglewood seem very remote from this vantage point. Mexico amuses me -- as always. I've had 5 rehearsals so far, with three more to go. I don't know whether the orch. will learn the Symphony -- but I certainly will! Its fun conducting -- and I've gained 300% in confidence since starting. Concert is next Fri & Sun. -- pray for me. I leave here immediately thereafter and plan to be in Richmond on Friday the 28th.
I hope you're working well and found congenial company at the Colony. Too bad I couldn't be in 2 places at the same time. Give my best to the Brodeurs and anybody else around there who'd care -- and love to Verna.
See you soon