New York: Whittlesey House, 1941. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 6 X 8 1/4 Inches. 305 PP. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5468
“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.” Aaron Copland
First printing copy with no additional copyright dates on the copyright page. Original price of $2.50 intact on front flap. Signed, "For Miss Dennison / Aaron Copland / May 1943" on the FFEP.
One of America's greatest composers explains the then-new style of music to a general audience. Copland was criticized by many for his pandering to the masses as they called it. Regardless, his work including the film scores for Of Mice and Men and Our Town remain popular and relevant. The endpapers are browning, but otherwise the book is near fine in a very good jacket that is missing the top quarter inch at the spine (not affecting the title text). Minor chipping to extremities.