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Aaron Copland's paternal grandparents, 1899

Aaron Copland's paternal grandparents, 1899

front row: grandmother Frieda kaplan; grandfather Sussman Alexander Kaplan; Copland's aunt Fanny. Back row: Copland's aunts Lillian and Rose.

Aaron Copland at the age of 9 with his sister Josephine, 1910-1911

Aaron Copland at the age of 9 with his sister Josephine, 1910-1911

Copland/Perlis dates this photograph as "1909," when Copland would have been seven going on eight. Copland's own note on the back of the photo reads "Copland at the age of nine, with his sister Josephine."

Aaron Copland and his landlady, Fountainebleau, early 1920s

Aaron Copland and his landlady, Fountainebleau, early 1920s

Copland's note on the back of the photo reads: "Me and my landlady in front of our doorstep -- 196 Rue St. Merry. Fountainebleau -- July 1921"

Aaron Copland's dwelling in Fountainebleau, early 1920s.

Aaron Copland's dwelling in Fountainebleau, early 1920s.

Copland's note on the back of the photo reads "Picture of the Rue Saint Merry. The cross marks my house, and the circle is under my windows. This was taken at 12 noon, not what you'd call a business street, is it?"

Aaron Copland's parents Harris and Sarah Copland, 1922

Aaron Copland's parents Harris and Sarah Copland, 1922

Copland's note on verso of photograph: "Ma & Pa -- at retirement age before store on Wash. Av. B[roo]klyn (ca. 1921)" Copland/Perlis identifies the photo as being taken "during the final sale before their retir... More

Nadia Boulanger and her class, Paris, 1923

Nadia Boulanger and her class, Paris, 1923

from left to right: Eyvind Hesselberg; unidentified; Robert Delaney; unidentified; Nadia Boulanger; Aaron Copland; Mario Braggiotti; Melville Smith; unidentified; Armand Marquint. [note for editor: Copland/Perl... More

Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Walter Piston, and Herbert Elwell at Nadia Boulanger's Paris home, 1925

Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Walter Piston, and Herbert Elwell at Na...

from left to right: Thomson, Piston, Elwell, Copland.

Aaron Copland with landlady and dog, Königstein, Germany, 1927

Aaron Copland with landlady and dog, Königstein, Germany, 1927

Copland's ink note on back reads "This is me with the hausfrau and the dog." Later he adds in pencil "Konigstein [no umlaut], 1927 Germany"

Letter from Aaron Copland to Nicolas Slonimsky, May 13, 1928
Letter from Aaron Copland to Serge Koussevitzky, May 24, 1948

Letter from Aaron Copland to Serge Koussevitzky, May 24, 1948

[River Road/Palisades, New York stationery]

Letter from Aaron Copland to Carlos Chávez, April 30, 1944.

Letter from Aaron Copland to Carlos Chávez, April 30, 1944.

[Harvard University / Department of Music stationery]

Letter from Aaron Copland to William Strickland, undated.
Letter from Aaron Copland, 1978.

Letter from Aaron Copland, 1978.

statement on the death of Carlos Chávez

Letter from Aaron Copland to Harold Spivacke, June 8, 1943
Letter from Aaron Copland to Nadia Boulanger, December 6, 1978.
Letter from Aaron Copland to Carlos Chávez, September 17, 1953.
Letter from Aaron Copland to Louis Kaufman, July 17, 1946.
Letter from Aaron Copland to Mary Lescaze, 1954.
Letter from Aaron Copland to Serge Koussevitzky, September 27, 1947.

Letter from Aaron Copland to Serge Koussevitzky, September 27, 1947.

[Instituto Brasil -- Estados Unidos (Rio de Janeiro) stationery]

Letter from Aaron Copland to Irving Fine, July 1954.

Letter from Aaron Copland to Irving Fine, July 1954.

[Berkshire music Center stationery]

Letter from Aaron Copland to Olga Naoumoff, undated.

Letter from Aaron Copland to Olga Naoumoff, undated.

[Copland-Sessions Concerts stationery]

Letter from Aaron Copland to Carlos Chávez, October 25, 1944
Letter from Aaron Copland to Natalie Koussevitzky, April 25, 1930.
Appalachian Spring

Appalachian Spring

[lecture/speech]

Letter from Aaron Copland to Carlos Chávez, June 13, 1955.

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