INSCRIBED BY AARON COPLAND
COPLAND, Aaron. Rodeo. Ballet in One Act. Arranged for piano solo by the composer. London: Boosey & Hawkes, circa 1962. Quarto, original printed wrappers; pp. 36. $650.
Later edition of the piano reduction, inscribed on the title page, “For Stuart Wright. Aaron Copland. 1977.”
“The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo commissioned the choreographer Agnes de Mille and the composer Aaron Copland to collaborate on the creation of a western ballet for its 1942-43 season. Originally sub-titled The Courting at Burning Ranch, Rodeo was first produced at the Metropolitan Opera House on October 16, 1942 with scenery by Oliver Smith and costumes by Kermit Love… The music was written in June, and orchestrated in September, 1942. The composer subsequently extracted an orchestral suite from the ballet score for concert performance” (from the Introductory Note).
Price stamp to title page. A fine inscribed copy.