[Copland, Aaron. (1900–1990)] [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)]
Invitation to a Reception Honoring Aaron Copland, addressed to David Diamond
Original hand-written invitation to a reception honoring Aaron Copland, addressed to American composer David Diamond. The party was hosted by Columbia Records and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Burkat (Leonard Burkat was a music critic, Columbia supervisor, and longtime writer of program notes) and took place on April 28 [1965?]. Very fine. 5.5 x 4.25 inches (13.8 x 10.7 cm).
From the collection of David Diamond, considered one of the preeminent American composers of his generation. He enjoyed wide success in the 1940's and 1950's, before the serial and modernist trends largely pushed him into the shadows. The New York Times described him as "part of what some considered a forgotten generation of great American symphonists, including Howard Hanson, Roy Harris, William Schuman, Walter Piston and Peter Mennin."