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When I heard this strange, soft-spoken, aristocratic Russian accent, I thought that it was a friend playing a practical joke on me. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

In a letter dated April 9,Leopold Stokowski, the koussevitz,y of the American Symphony Orchestra, invited me to appear with him in concert with a solo for doublebass and orchestra of my choice.

Jazz Latin New Age. Olga Koussevitzky, his widow, was positively adamant that he wrote the Concerto without the aid of any other musicians.

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

Performer Pages Serge Koussevitzky double bass. It is unlikely that anyone but a doublebassist could have written a work so perfectly suited to the instrument. Recorded innot published until In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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 converto same artists on RCA’s upscale Red Seal label.

Early in his international career as a solo doublebassist, Koussevitzky diligently worked toward increasing his repertoire. See The Koussevitzky Music Foundations official web site.

Inhe left Soviet Russia for Berlin and Paris.

Koussevitzky ultimately rerecorded the piece in Tanglewood with Eleanor Roosevelt during 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. His surname can be transliterated variously as “Koussevitzky”, “Koussevitsky”, “Kussevitzky”, “Kusevitsky”, or, into Polish, as “Kusewicki”; however, he himself chose to use “Koussevitzky”.


Serge Koussevitzky – Double Bass Concerto

By using this site, you kussevitzky to the Terms of Kossevitzky and Privacy Policy. She has been described as quiet, and soft-spoken, and Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland counted her among their close friends. During his time in Paris in the early s he programmed much contemporary music, ensuring well-prepared and good quality performances. Naxos Javascript not enabled.

Get to Know the ASO. The work reflects his search for the yet unrevealed dimension of the doublebass, for as Mme. Yet there is a timeless universality in the melodrama of its passion and the soaring beauty of its tunes. Creative Commons Attribution 4. Russian and French Music for Double Bass.

kousswvitzky The New York Times. October 17, — via https: Naumova had lived with the couple and acted as their secretary for 18 years. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Get Email Updates Sign up for e-mails about special offers, upcoming concerts, new recordings and more.

After all, it is here that Koussevitzky speaks to us in his own language…as if from the grave. A concerro pause precedes the third movement, another Allegro, which begins with the same declamatory theme as the first movement. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. Tourel that, during my concert, she had seen the ghost of her husband with his arms around both my doublebass and me in approval.

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 doublee virtuoso. Duration 20 minutes Composer Time Period Comp. Retrieved from ” http: 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 first published in Works first published in the 20th century Pages with commercial recordings Pages with commercial recordings Naxos collection F-sharp minor.

The bass picks up this melody more ardently than before, and adheres to its contours more closely than before as it proceeds through a loose, rhapsodic restatement of the opening movement. Some of Koussevitzky’s performances at Tanglewood, including a very spirited Beethoven ” Egmont Overture “, were also filmed during the s.


Koussevitzky was a great champion of modern music, commissioning a number of works from prominent composers. The concerto falls into the conventional three movements, beginning with an Allegro that opens with a declamatory, Tchaikovsky -like theme succinctly stated by the orchestra, and answered by a short bass recitative.

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Serge Koussevitzky

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 Nevertheless, later, as conductor of the Boston Symphony, he commissioned many of the most important orchestral compositions of the first half of this century.

Javascript is required for this feature. 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.

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.

Perhaps his passionate interest in new music and his distinctive programming hearkens back to the days as a doublebass soloist when he had to grapple with the paucity of repertoire available to him. Return to top of page.

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