Photo Tour of Copland House

The Driveway

Photo: Geoffrey Notkin

From an unobtrusive entrance at the road, the visitor ascends a long, winding driveway through the woods...

North side of the house

Photo: James Grant

... and arrives at the back of the house, as seen from the driveway.

West side of the house

Photo: James Grant

Proceeding around to the right, the west facade of the house comes into view, with Copland's music studio at the far right.

The Studio

Photo: James Grant

The studio, as seen from the grounds below.

The front steps

Photo: Geoffrey Notkin

Walking up the front steps leads ...

The Terrace

Photo: James Grant

... to the terrace that runs the length of the house, with a ramp leading to the entrance of the studio.

The Studio

Photo: James Grant

The glass-walled studio is largely as Copland left it. In the foreground is his beloved workdesk, made for him in the 1950s by a local farmer. At rear is a new Steinway grand piano. The room also contains music books and a wide-rainging collection of compact-disc recordings of music by Copland, many American composers, and Copland House residents.

The Master Bedroom

Photo: James Grant

Adjacent to the studio are the master bedroom, containing Copland's collection of The Musical Quarterly journals dating back to the issue with his first published article (September 1924, on Faure), and ....

The Library

Photo: James Grant

the library, with another work station, and a variety of non-musical books.

The Hallway

Photo: James Grant

A corridor passes the guest bedroom, and then leads to ...

The Livingroom

Photo: James Grant

... the spacious, rustic living room, seen here in the bright afternoon sun. One portion of the room houses the Perlis Corner, named for the much-admired American music scholar, oral historian, and Copland memoirst, in gratitude for her generous donation of original Copland memorabilia and documents.

The Dining Area

Photo: James Grant

The dining area is located in another corner of the living room, right next to ...

The Kitchen

Photo: James Grant

the airy kitchen, with its full eastern exposure.

The Gardens

Photo: Geoffrey Notkin

Below the hilltop house are nearly three acres of terraced gardens and natural woodlands.

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