Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to Irving Fine, May 18, 1948.
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May 18 
I fail you because, strangely enough, I've never heard Israel play the piano! I doubt whether he has the temperament to peform before 300 students twice a week.
I thought of Jean Middleton for you. Do you know him? A former Berger pupil from Cal. days.
Thanks for the clipping. Delighted to sit[?] in a key position. But don't you think a general softening of style is a bit close to softening of the brain?
I note that Tod P has you down for 2 lectures on Bartok's 6 quartets. Fine idea.
Please ask Walter P[iston] to send me the promised article from the Swiss magazine.
The photo you all sent was just ducky.