koussevitzky : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n United States conductor (born in Russia) who was noted for performing the works of contemporary composers (1874-1951)
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- 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 ...
Aug. 9, 2013 - Albany Times Union
- Elliott Carter in Boston Globe
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...
- Roger Voisin in Boston Globe (registration)
Voisin adds, "There was always a sense of chamber music when Koussevitzky conducted. He knew what the hell he was doing."