koussevitzky koussevitzky

Definition(s):

  • (n) United States conductor (born in Russia) who was noted for performing the works of contemporary composers (1874-1951)

News

  • Musical interlude stuff of dreams

    Consider Erica Schwartz, an 18-year-old Menands violist now attending the Tanglewood Music Center, the illustrious summer academy founded in 1940 by Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Serge Koussevitzky. During their eight weeks in Lenox, Mass., they rehearse with the music center orchestra, break into smaller groups, attend performances and cut loose around the festival grounds, soaking it all ...
    on August 9, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  1. "One of the main reasons I went to Harvard was because of the Boston Symphony - because it was, at that time, conducted by [Serge] Koussevitzky, and he played a lot of contemporary music," Carter remembers. "And that was something that was...
    on Dec 4, 2008 By: Elliott Carter Source: Boston Globe

  2. Voisin adds, "There was always a sense of chamber music when Koussevitzky conducted. He knew what the hell he was doing."
    on Aug 28, 2004 By: Roger Voisin Source: Boston Globe (registration)

Word of the Day
ennui ennui
/ɛ ˈnu i /