Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to Irving Fine, April 3, 1951.
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Apr 3, 1951
Gott sei dank! Tod's letter announcing 'all's well' came yesterday. I'm enormously relieved. Couldn't get my mind to accommodate itself to any other outcome. I imagine you've sent me the gory details. Now what do you plan to do about living quarters? And will you tell Edie to send me a list of applicant's names in composition with a pin point sketch of their qualifications -- from time to time, that is.
This is written in haste. I leave for Tel-Aviv in 2 days. Sort of excited about it. I'm to conduct 'In the Beginning' to open a Passover Service on the shores of Galilee. Seems unreal. Anyhow, a far cry from the Lafayette Hotel on Commonwealth Av.
All goes well here. We had our first American chamber music concert: Piston, Ives, Foss, Sessions, at the Academy. Some musicians came, and of course the usual Academy public. Lukas is doing well -- leaving his imprint around. Gave 2 lectures recently, -- read them bravely in Italian. Even gave a talk in the Catholic priest college where Ashley Pettis is!
Until Apr 22 -- my address is c/o Frank Pelleg, Ministry of Education and Culture, 100 Haneviim Street, Jerusalem. Best to the two girls.