Copland, Aaron. (1900–1990) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)]
Bernstein Conducts Copland: Inscape and Connotations for Orchestra - Signed LP TO DAVID DIAMOND
Signed record of the important American composer's orchestral works Inscape and Connotations for Orchestra, inscribed to the American composer David Diamond on the back of the sleeve: "For David / From Aaron / 1970." The two works are recorded by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. Released on Columbia Masterworks (MS 7431) and stamped in red as a demonstration copy, not for sale. Some light edge wear and corner creases; overall fine. 12 x 12 inches (20.8 x 30.8 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." Among his many close friends in the world of music were Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.