Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to Verna Fine, 1950.
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Sat. [Spring 1950]
What a sad tale! (I had a card written to go to you asking what was up when your letter came.) So now what? You mean I'm doomed to starve this summer?? But that still doesn't settle your own problem. I suppose you'll keep trying
Amused by your Variations-Salzburg story. The songs went well with composer friends and audience but got roasted in the press, especially by Jerome Bohm in the Trib. (cerebral, no feeling etc.) I'm pleased with them -- and every body seemed to think it was a real song-cycle, -- which pleases me also.
After June 2, I'll be at Peterboro. Plan to drive down to Tanglewood on June 30th.
Tell Irving hello when you write him. I'm delighted that he's coming back.