Leonard Bernstein in Harvard University - March, 1938

from Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Aaron Copland, rec. 22 March 1938, page 18:

Then came the climax of the week. Cara Verson - whoever she is; to me she looks like an enlarged porcupine – had advertised for weeks that she was going to give in the Jordan Hall here, a whole programme of modern music. I was al excited; it was unprecedented, and very courageous of her in this dead city, etc., etc. And I put so much hope in that damned concert. It came: and I find it difficult to talk about it. It was a tremendous program – Malipiero, Kodály, Hindemith – and – joy of joys! – the Copland Variations. That, I guess, was the premiere in Boston. Well, to get to …   more >>
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Leonard Bernstein, Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Aaron Copland, rec. 22 March 1938. In Nigel Simeone (ed.), The Leonard Bernstein Letters (City of New Haven, 2013), p. 18. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1388232700020 accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Harvard University


Leonard Bernstein
Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Variations for Piano
written by Aaron Copland
performed by Cara Verson

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1938
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Music by Malipiero, Kodaly and Hindemith was also played on the same occasion

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:11:40 +0000