Copland, Aaron. (1900–1990) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)]
Copland Conducts Copland: Symphonic Ode, Preamble, and Orchestral Variations - Signed LP TO DAVID DIAMOND
Signed record of the important American composer's works Symphonic Ode, Preamble for a Solemn Occasion, and Orchestral Variations, inscribed to fellow composer David Diamond on the back of the sleeve: "For David with affection from Aaron / 1973." Copland conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. Released on Columbia Masterworks (M 31714) in 1972, and stamped as a demonstration copy, not for sale, on the verso (this stamp struck through). Some light edge wear and rubbing; 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.