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Inhe left Soviet Russia for Berlin and Paris. Koussevitzky was a great champion of modern music, commissioning a number of works from prominent composers. Serge Alexandrovich Koussevitzky [n 1] Russian: Streams Videos All Posts.

Support the ASO with a contribution today. As this work was first published before or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure koussevitxky copyright with no “restoration” under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.

Following Koussevitzky’s death, his widow, Olga Koussevitzky, presented double-bassist Gary Karr with his double bassonce believed to have been made in by brothers Antonio and Girolamo Amati.

Some of Koussevitzky’s performances at Tanglewood, including a very spirited Beethoven ” Egmont Overture “, were also filmed during the s. Jazz Koussevitzk New Age. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. After all, it is here that Koussevitzky speaks to us in his own language…as if from the grave.

Olga Doublee was the daughter of the distinguished kiussevitzky and civil servant Aleksandr NaumovSimbirsk —Nice. This page was last edited on 5 Septemberat In he married the dancer Nadezhda Galat. When I heard this strange, soft-spoken, aristocratic Russian accent, I thought that it was a friend playing a practical joke on me.

Sergey Koussevitzky is remembered as a significant conductor with a vital interest in the music of his time, but he started out as a touring double-bass virtuoso. Jurgenson Scores Koussevitzky, Serge Romantic style Early 20th century Concertos For double bass, orchestra Scores featuring the double bass Scores featuring the orchestra For orchestra with soloists For double bass, piano arr Scores featuring the piano For 2 players Pages with arrangements Works koussevltzky published in Works first published in the 20th century Pages with commercial recordings Pages with commercial recordings Naxos collection F-sharp minor.


Several years after Koussevitzky ‘s death, conductor Alfredo Antonini brought the work to light, and it has since become a staple of the limited double-bass concerto repertory. Naxos Javascript not enabled. One of the later albums featured Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Richard Strauss ‘s Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks ; while the orchestra was again listed as the Centennial Symphony—and the conductor not identified, the narrator, actor Richard Hale, was.

See The Koussevitzky Music Foundations official web site. His surname can be transliterated variously as “Koussevitzky”, “Koussevitsky”, “Kussevitzky”, “Kusevitsky”, or, into Polish, as “Kusewicki”; however, he himself chose to use “Koussevitzky”. And the work, instead of following the most progressive tendencies of its time as one might expect, judging from Koussevitzky ‘s later tastes in composersis a ripe example of Russian Romanticism. Naumova had lived with the couple and acted as their secretary for 18 years.

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Now, even as koussevittzky dapper ghost, the figure of the great Serge Koussevitzky still haunts the concert stage. In he and his wife became United States citizens. During his time in Paris in the early s he programmed much contemporary music, ensuring well-prepared and good quality performances. However, it is in the public domain in Canada where IMSLP is hosted and other countries where the term is life-plus years such as China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide.

Koussevitzky ultimately rerecorded the piece in Tanglewood with Eleanor Roosevelt concerho the summer of on magnetic tape; issued on three 45s and a inch LP, it has never been reissued officially by RCA in spite of the popularity of the Camden disc with Hale.

Serge Koussevitzky

IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country. Keep us on point! Some of Koussevitzky’s later recordings, including performances of the second suite from Prokofiev ‘s Romeo and JulietSymphony Hall, Bostonfirst symphonyCarnegie Hall, New York, a session that included Mendelssohn ‘s “Italian” Symphonyand fifth symphonySymphony Hall, Bostonwere reportedly mastered on RCA’s sound film optical recording process, first employed in this way with the San Francisco Symphony in March Over that year period, he built the ensemble’s reputation into that of a leading American orchestra.


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Return to top of page. AllMusic relies conncerto on JavaScript. Olga Koussevitzky, his widow, was positively adamant that he wrote the Concerto without the aid of any other musicians. During many of my performances in the past few decades, several parapsychologists have told me that they too had seen the apparition, always wearing the same long frock and white gloves.

Konzert, Op. 3, für Kontrabass mit Klavier / Serge Koussevitzky.

Nevertheless, later, as conductor of the Boston Symphony, he commissioned many of the most important orchestral compositions of the first half of this century. The Virtuoso Romantic Double Bass. Bernstein once received a pair of cufflinks from Koussevitzky as a gift, and conecrto wore them at every concert he conducted. Creative Commons Attribution 4. Here, for the first time, the composer periodically takes the instrument into its lower range, but only briefly, usually in the course of weaving the melody up and down the staff.

Share on facebook twitter tumblr. RCA Victor reissued several other historic orchestral recordings on its Camden label with fictitious names to avoid having them in direct competition with newer recordings by the same artists on RCA’s upscale Concertto Seal label.