Aaron Copland in New York City - May, 1947

from Letter from Aaron Copland to Leonard Bernstein, 4 June 1947, page 122:

All my NY News is probably stale for you by now. Virgil’s opera was original-looking on stage – no one has ever seen anything quite like it before. But I thought there was more music in Four Saints [in Three Acts]. It’s as if a new musical idea hasn’t occurred to him in 10 years. The prosody, as per usual, is superb – but then it’s easy to have good prosody is you have nothing else on your mind (I’m quoting myself).
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Aaron Copland, Letter from Aaron Copland to Leonard Bernstein, 4 June 1947. In Nigel Simeone (ed.), The Leonard Bernstein Letters (City of New Haven, 2013), p. 122. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1388237768195 accessed: 29 February, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Aaron Copland

Listening to

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The Mother of us All
written by Virgil Thomson

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1947
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:36:08 +0000