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Aaron Copland (1900-1990) The New Music , Signed by Copland, Walter Piston (1894-1976) and Virgil Thomson (1896-1989).

Auction:
3176B
Lot:
56
Sold for:
$523$425

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

Aaron Copland (1900-1990) The New Music, Signed by Copland, Walter Piston (1894-1976) and Virgil Thomson (1896-1989). New York: Norton, [1968]. Octavo, later edition in a price-clipped dust jacket, signed twice by Copland: on the ffep with a musical quote from "Appalachian Spring" dated 1971, and again on verso of half-title in 1981; Thomson and Piston's signatures with musical quotes on pastedowns, both dated 1971, both with musical quotations; all the three inscriptions from 1971 dedicated to Vearl Moody, 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.
Estimate $200-300


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Keywords

Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring, Ballet composers, Classical music, Guggenheim Fellows, Hollywood blacklist, Music, Walter Piston

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