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Title
Aaron Copland collection
Other Title
Copland collection
Alternate Title
Copland collection
Created / Published
Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2005, monographic.
Subject Headings
-  Copland, Aaron -- 1900-1990
-  Copland, Aaron -- 1900-1990 -- Autographs
-  Copland, Aaron -- 1900-1990 -- Portraits
-  Copland, Aaron -- 1900-1990 -- Correspondence
-  Boulanger, Nadia -- Correspondence
-  Clurman, Harold -- 1901- -- Correspondence
-  Bernstein, Leonard -- 1918-1990 -- Correspondence
-  Bowles, Paul -- 1910-1999 -- Correspondence
-  Britten, Benjamin -- 1913-1976 -- Correspondence
-  Chávez, Carlos -- 1899-1978 -- Correspondence
-  Diamond, David -- 1915-2005 -- Correspondence
-  Harris, Roy -- 1898-1979 -- Correspondence
-  Ives, Charles -- 1874-1954 -- Correspondence
-  Kraft, Victor -- 1915-1976
-  Reis, Claire R. (Claire Raphael) -- Correspondence
-  Schoenberg, Arnold -- 1874-1951 -- Correspondence
-  Sessions, Roger -- 1896-1985 -- Correspondence
-  Thomson, Virgil -- 1896-1989 -- Correspondence
-  Musicians -- Correspondence
Genre
finding aid
Notes
-  Composer Aaron Copland was born on Nov. 14, 1900, in Brooklyn, N.Y. From 1921-1924 he studied composition and orchestration with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Copland was the recipient of the 1925-1926 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, the first in music. Many awards followed throughout his life. Copland performed his own music as pianist and conductor and also conducted music of other composers. He was the author of articles and books and of oral presentations on music. He was also active as an administrator, founding festivals and concert series and in publishing contemporary music. Copland died on Dec. 2, 1990, in North Tarrytown, N.Y.
-  Digitized images along with identifying information and a narrative introduction are also available through the Library of Congress Web site under the title: The Aaron Copland collection, ca. 1900-1990, produced for the National Digital Library Program, American Memory collections.
-  Collecion contains some mss. Gifts Aaron Copland ca. 1940-1970.
-  Bulk of the collection Gift Aaron Copland 1989.
-  Collecion contains some mss. Gifts Nadia Boulanger estate July 18, 1980, and Mar. 6, 1981.
-  Collecion contains libretto material for The tender land Gift Erik Johns.
-  Collecion contains some mss. Gift Bennett Lerner.
-  Sound recordings and moving images from the collection transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
-  Books from Copland's library transferred to Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
-  Collecion contains 1154 published scores by North and South American composers (not including Copland) located in Performing Arts Library in the New York Public Library a microfilm is available in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room: Microfilm 93/20010.
-  Aaron Copland collection (1841-1991, bulk 1911-1990), Music Division, Library of Congress.
Extent
500 p. ; 21 cm.
Library of Congress Control Number
2003561015
Related Resources
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/collmus.mu000006 (American memory presentation)
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Description
The Aaron Copland collection consists of published and unpublished music by Copland and other composers, correspondence, writings, biographical material, datebooks, journals, professional papers including legal and financial material, photographs, awards, art work, and books. Of particular interest is the correspondence with Nadia Boulanger, which extent over 50 years, and with his long-time friend, Harold Clurman. Other significant correspondents are Leonard Bernstein, Paul Bowles, Benjamin Britten, Carlos Chávez, David Diamond, Roy Harris, Charles Ives, Claire Reis, Arnold Schoenberg, Roger Sessions, and Virgil Thomsom. The photographic collection of Copland's friend and confidant Victor Kraft, a professional photographer, forms part of the collection. The collection occupies 306 linear ft. (564 boxes, ca. 400,000 items). Finding Aid. 500 p. ; 21 cm. | Composer Aaron Copland was born on Nov. 14, 1900, in Brooklyn, N.Y. From 1921-1924 he studied composition and orchestration with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Copland was the recipient of the 1925-1926 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, the first in music. Many awards followed throughout his life. Copland performed his own music as pianist and conductor and also conducted music of other composers. He was the author of articles and books and of oral presentations on music. He was also active as an administrator, founding festivals and concert series and in publishing contemporary music. Copland died on Dec. 2, 1990, in North Tarrytown, N.Y. Digitized images along with identifying information and a narrative introduction are also available through the Library of Congress Web site under the title: The Aaron Copland collection, ca. 1900-1990, produced for the National Digital Library Program, American Memory collections. Collecion contains some mss. Gifts Aaron Copland ca. 1940-1970. Bulk of the collection Gift Aaron Copland 1989. Collecion contains some mss. Gifts Nadia Boulanger estate July 18, 1980, and Mar. 6, 1981. Collecion contains libretto material for The tender land Gift Erik Johns. Collecion contains some mss. Gift Bennett Lerner. Sound recordings and moving images from the collection transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Books from Copland's library transferred to Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division. Collecion contains 1154 published scores by North and South American composers (not including Copland) located in Performing Arts Library in the New York Public Library a microfilm is available in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room: Microfilm 93/20010. Aaron Copland collection (1841-1991, bulk 1911-1990), Music Division, Library of Congress.
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Aaron Copland collection. Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., monographic, 2005. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2003561015/. (Accessed October 20, 2017.)

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