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Early in his international career as a solo doublebassist, Koussevitzky diligently doubls toward increasing his repertoire. Together with Gertrude Robinson Smith he played a central role in developing the orchestra’s internationally acclaimed summer concert and educational programs at Tanglewood where today the 5,seat main performance venue bears his name.

This page was last edited on 5 Septemberat Retrieved from ” http: October 17, — via https: Support the ASO with a contribution today. He excelled at the bass, joining the Bolshoi Theatre orchestra at the age of twenty, inand succeeded his teacher, Rambusek, as the principal bassist in Duration 20 minutes Composer Time Period Comp.

Following Koussevitzky’s death, his widow, Olga Koussevitzky, presented double-bassist Gary Karr with his double bassonce believed to couble been made in by brothers Antonio and Girolamo Amati. After all, it is here that Koussevitzky speaks to us in his own language…as if from the grave.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Naxos Javascript not enabled. Koussevitzky’s second wife Natalie died inand he created the Koussevitzky Music Foundations in her honor. Javascript is required for this feature. For the most part, Koussevitzky exploits the instrument’s middle and upper ranges, where it projects better, and is careful not to let the woodwind-tinged orchestration overpower the bass which is not a loud instrument, despite its size.

Instead, he koudsevitzky his unaccompanied Alleluia — with the word sung 64 times in the Russian manner — which became his most frequently performed work.

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March 17, by ASO. The work reflects his search for the yet unrevealed dimension of the doublebass, for as Mme. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

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See The Koussevitzky Music Foundations official web site. Robert Forbergn. Performer Pages Serge Koussevitzky double bass. 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. Naumova had lived with the couple and acted as their secretary for 18 years. 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.

This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Koussevitzky had a large-scale festival piece in mind, but with World War II underway and France having fallen to Germany, Thompson could not find such an inspiration.

Yet there is a timeless universality in the melodrama of its passion and the soaring beauty of its tunes. Natalie Ouchkoff, whom he married inthe year in which the work was first performed with the Moscow Philharmonic. She has been described as quiet, and soft-spoken, and Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland counted her among their close friends.

AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. Koussevitzky’s appointment as conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra BSO was the beginning of a golden era for the ensemble that would continue until Contents 1 Performances 1. Double Bass Concerto, Op.

Double Bass Concerto, Op.3 (Koussevitzky, Serge)

In a letter dated April 9,Leopold Stokowski, the founder of the American Symphony Orchestra, invited me to appear with him in concert with a solo for doublebass and orchestra of my choice. InKoussevitzky commissioned Randall Thompsonthen a professor at the University of Virginia and director of the men’s Glee clubto write a new piece for performance at Tanglewood. It is written in a turn of the century Russian bel canto style.

The programs included many new works.


It is evident in listening to his music that Koussevitzky was influenced by his heroes: Recorded innot published until Surprisingly, he did not encourage the prominent composers of the time to write for his instrument.

Concertos ; For double bass, orchestra ; Scores featuring the double bass ; Scores featuring the orchestra ; For orchestra with soloists ; For double bass, koussvitzky arr ; Scores featuring the piano ; For 2 players. 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.

A full pause precedes the third movement, another Allegro, which begins with the same declamatory theme as the first movement.

Concerto for double-bass & orchestra, Op. 3

It is very unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus years. 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 doublr recitative.

As this work was first published before or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright with no “restoration” under the GATT amendments, concerho is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well. Introspection Late Night Partying.

With the Boston Symphony he made numerous recordings, most of which were well regarded by critics. InKoussevitzky commissioned Maurice Ravel ‘s arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky ‘s suite for piano, Pictures at an Exhibitionwhich was premiered on 19 October that year [10] and quickly became the most famous and celebrated orchestration of the work.

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. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Share on facebook twitter tumblr.