Aaron Copland in Los Angeles - March, 1943

from Letter from Aaron Copland to Leonard Bernstein, March 1943:

I heard Roy [Harris’s] 5th Symph broadcast yesterday. Decided my chapter on him [in Our New Music, 1941] was triply just. What a pity – with all that good material he can’t pull it all together and make it go places. Still, the personality is so strong that it may make up for the lack of intellectual grasp of the material. I’d be surer of this if he didn’t repeat himself so much in general mood and formulas. His music shows no signs whatever of reactions to outward events. Well, you know all this.
cite as

Aaron Copland, Letter from Aaron Copland to Leonard Bernstein, March 1943. In Nigel Simeone (ed.), The Leonard Bernstein Letters (City of New Haven, 2013). https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1388233441777 accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Los Angeles


Aaron Copland

Listening to

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Symphony no 5
written by Roy Harris

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1943
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:24:02 +0000