Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to Harold Spivacke, September 28, 1945.
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Sept. 28, 1945
I thought you might be interested to know hat Mr. Heinsheimer of Boosy & Hawkes tells me that four orchestras have announced Appalachian Spring on their opening programs - NY Philharmonic, Boston, Cleveland, Pittsburgh. Later on performances are scheduled for Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City. Koussevitzky plans to record it for RCA Victor at the end of October. Perhaps you can listen in to the Philharmonic broadcast on Sunday the 7th.
Martha Graham is trying to negotiate a satisfactory contract with Hurok for a tour lasting two seasons, and later Europe. If it comes off, the ballet will be widely seen.
I think you have the right to feel just a bit triumphant about your brain child.
Greetings to you!
PS. Perhaps Mrs. Coolidge would like to know about the above.
PPS. Could you send me the catalogue put out by the Archive of American Folk Song? I'm thinking of getting some records.