[Copland, Aaron. (1900–1990)] [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)]
Four Envelopes to David Diamond
Four original envelopes addressed to American composer David Diamond from Aaron Copland. Included are one envelope addressed in Copland's hand (6.5 x 3.5 inches; postmarked November 25, 1960) and three typed envelopes of varying sizes (two postmarked December 7, 1960, August 21, 1963, and one with postmark illegible.) Very good to fine overall.
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."