"For Alden Who Really loves Music": First Edition of Copland on Music; Inscribed by Aaron Copland and with a signed letter
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc 1960.
First edition of this work by the “Dean of American composers.” Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Alden, who really loves music, Aaron Nov 1960.” With an autographed letter signed to the same recipients by Copland on his letterhead which reads, “Dear Alden and Rolf: What a pleasant surprise to get your Encyclopedia for my birthday! Many thanks. It is full of nostalgic memories for me, especially of my student days in the teens, and those exciting twenties. Where on earth did you find such a book?? All best to you both Aaron.” With the envelope written in Copland’s hand and his printed address. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ronald Clyne. Jacket photograph by Constantine Manos.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 118362
New York: Whittlesey House 1941.
Early printing of the composer’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mrs. Harold Moran Aaron Copland April 1944.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 116734
Rare collection of three programs and two typed letters signed by American conductor Aaron Copland. The programs include a 1957-1958 Season Program for the Juilliard School of Music presenting The World Premiere of Piano Fantasy inscribed by Copland, “Piano Fantasy Aaron Copland (1955-57)”, a catalogue of his works by Boosey & Hawkes which includes a chronological list of his works, a League of Composers Twenty-Eighth Season Program 1950-51 inscribed, “For Betty with love Aaron Nov. 5 ’50”, and two typed letters signed on Copland’s letterhead. In fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 104920
New York: Boosey and Hawkes 1945.
First edition of the Booksey and Hawkes Pocket Orchestral Score of Copland’s Appalachian Spring, one of the most enduring of the twentieth century. Large octavo, original wrappers as issue. Inscribed by the composer on the title page, “For Bruce Kubert Aaron Copland Heaton Hall July 1946.” In very good condition with a tear to the front panel. Exceptionally rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
Price: $5,800.00 Item Number: 96244
New York: Boosey and Hawkes 1957.
First edition of this score of Copland’s Piano Fantasy, commissioned by the Julliard School of Music on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary celebration. Quarto, original wrappers as issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the composer on the title page, “For Betty and the Baby Love Aaron Oct. 1957.” In near fine condition.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 96243