INSCRIBED BY AARON COPLAND
BERGER, Arthur. Aaron Copland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1953. Octavo, original green cloth. $400.
First edition inscribed by Aaron Copland to fellow composer Phillip Ramey, "For Phillip with all best, Aaron C. 1967."
This critical appraisal of Copland's works—the first book fully devoted to Copland—is by Arthur Berger, a fellow composer whose influence was felt equally through his music criticism. Without original dust jacket. The recipient of this copy was Phillip Ramey, a composer and writer who was closely associated with Schuman, Barber, Bernstein, and particularly Copland; he was one of Copland's closest friends.
Nearly fine condition.