AMERICAN MUSIC SERIES                                                                                            136 a-d

 

Leonard Bernstein

with Vivian Perlis

Fairfield, Connecticut

September 22, 1983

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Side a:                                                                                                                                     pp. 1-10

 

Friends at Harvard -- Arthur Berger -- Irving Fine -- Harold Shapero -- hearing first piece of Copland -- Copland's Piano Variations -- David Prall -- I. Bernard Cohen -- first meeting with Anna Sokolow -- article by Burton Bernstein -- trip to New York to see Sokolow's debut -- first meeting with Copland -- playing Piano Variations for Copland -- visiting with Copland -- Saloon -- Second Hurricane -- Peabody Playhouse in Boston -- after graduation from Harvard -- Adolph Green.

 

Side b:                                                                                                                                 pp. 10-26

 

Looking for a job in New York -- Lamentations of Jeremiah -- showing compositions to Copland -- Billy the Kid -- Rodeo -- Playing Rodeo with Copland for Agnes de Mille -- return home from New York -- first meeting with Mitropoulos -- studying conducting with Reiner at Curtis -- Tanglewood -- his and Copland's friendship with Koussevitzky -- memories of Hindemith -- conductIng, L'Histoire du Soldat for Koussevitzky.

 

Side c:                                                                                                                                  pp. 26-34

 

Discussion of photographs -- helping Copland conduct -- Copland's Third Symphony -- Lincoln Portrait--a tribute to Koussevitzky -- Aldolph Green.

 

Side d:                                                                                                                                 pp. 34-50

 

David Diamond -- Copland's piano playing -- Copland's feelings towards jazz as source material -- Copland's personality -- his piano playing -- death of Copland's father -- "Judge Nose" -- performance of the Piano Sonata at Town Hall -- Piano Fantasy -- Willy Kapell -- world premiere of Danzón Cubano -- Harold Clurman.