Leonard Bernstein - July, 1943

from Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Aaron Copland, July 1943, page 135:

Morton Gould completely ruined Billy the Kid at the Stadium last week, to say nothing of Newsreel, which isn’t so hot to begin with, to say nothing of Roy’s [Harris’s] Ode to Truth, which – well, I can’t even describe it, except as an eternal measure of of turdlike notes that will never be counted out. It’s a piece with his three tricks in it, and it does make a very unpleasant sound. What else? Seems like I’ve given out with a lot of news. I’ll have nothing to say when I’ve arrived....
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Leonard Bernstein, Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Aaron Copland, July 1943. In Nigel Simeone (ed.), The Leonard Bernstein Letters (City of New Haven, 2013), p. 135. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1388238293309 accessed: 24 February, 2024


Leonard Bernstein
Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Billy the Kid
written by Aaron Copland

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1943
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:44:53 +0000