Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to Irving Fine, June 15, 1951.
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June 15, 1951
Got your wire yesterday, and just have sent you off a reply wire. I was mystified as to how Lenny & I could settle the directorship question. In my mind, its entirely up to the Trustees of the BSO to decide what to do. It would make me feel uncomfortable to think that I personally would have to bring pressure of any kind to help them make up their minds.
Tod hasn't written. On the other hand I was sent a press release -- mimeographed -- which mentioned my return, but not my Assistant Directorship. From that I gather that there is a certain reluctance -- or maybe resistance -- to making a decision in regard to the directorship. If I were after a job of course I would drop everything here and dash home. But I'm not.
I didn't know Lenny had come back from Mexico. But I'm delighted he's taking over the conducting class chores. It simplifies everything.
In any case I decided to get back by Sunday night, the 24th. I'll call you to find out how things are by then.
Feels strange to have only a week left. I wish I were bringing home something finished, but I ain't!
You were nice to send me the wine.
Love to Verna.