Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to Irving and Verna Fine, September 11, 1953.
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Sept 11 
Dear I & V:
Congratulations anyway! The explanation is simple: Irving has always been much too interested in girls. Joanna is a pretty name -- and I'm pleased to know it's all happened well.
I'm here for 10 days longer than i thought I would be. I was invited to open the Sinfonica season on the 18th. Am doing Roy's 3rd Symphony and Chausson's Poeme (Soloist and piece imposed!) Learning lots about conducting. Took a week's vacation between rehearsals and saw Oaxaca for the first time. Its full of some of the most amazing pyramids. Revisited Taxco, Cuernavaca, etc. Someday you must bring all 3 girls to se it.
I'll be back on the 21st. Will have to settle down seriously to finishing the opera because I've promised it to Kirstein for Feb 1.
Think of me sometimes ----