Aaron Copland transcripts for Music in the 20s
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Formerly restricted from use or publication during the lifetime of the composer. Restriction removed upon the death of Aaron Copland in 1990.
.5 linear feet (1 box)
Biographical / Historical
During the years 1964 and 1965 Copland wrote, conducted, narrated, and hosted a series of twelve television programs entitled Music in the 20s = Music in the Twenties. The transcripts described in this collection were transcribed from filmed interviews recorded live at the WGBH studios in Boston, Mass. between 1964 Nov. 11 and 1965 Jan. 26. These unedited, preliminary tape recordings later formed the basis of the series of twelve half-hour television shows created by WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.). The shows were broadcast during 1965-1966 by the National Educational Television network that at that time consisted of more than 90 affiliated educational TV stations in the United States.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
NOTE: 27 reels of preliminary filmed tapes (1,200 ft. per reel in 3 boxes) were also given to the Houghton Library at the same time as the transcripts (*65M-94 (13-39)) but were not found during a search in June 2005.
- Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Aaron Copland transcripts for Music in the 20s, 1964-1965: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
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