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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. 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.

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Serge Koussevitzky – Wikipedia

Nevertheless, koussvitzky, as conductor of the Boston Symphony, he commissioned many of the most important orchestral compositions of the first half of this century. There has been a considerable debate, mostly among doublebassists, as to whether or not Koussevitzky wrote the Concerto himself.

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Naumova had lived with the couple and acted as their secretary for basd years. His surname can be transliterated variously as “Koussevitzky”, “Koussevitsky”, “Kussevitzky”, “Kusevitsky”, or, into Polish, as “Kusewicki”; however, he himself chose to use “Koussevitzky”. Period Early 20th century Piece Style Romantic Instrumentation double bass, orchestra 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, harp, strings External Links Doyble Collection. The Virtuoso Romantic Double Bass.

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Serge Koussevitzky – Double Bass Concerto

Following Koussevitzky’s death, his widow, Douboe Koussevitzky, presented double-bassist Gary Karr with his double bassonce believed to have been made in by brothers Antonio and Girolamo Amati. Jazz Latin New Age. Early in his international career as a solo doublebassist, Koussevitzky diligently worked toward increasing his repertoire.

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.

The soloist takes up the opening motto, presenting it lyrically yet passionately. 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 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, it is very likely to be public domain in the Doubpe as well.

Introspection Late Night Partying. Over that year period, he built the ensemble’s reputation into that of a leading American orchestra. See The Koussevitzky Music Foundations base web site. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Instead, he produced his unaccompanied Alleluia — with the word sung 64 times in the Russian manner — which became his most frequently performed work. Rainy Day Relaxation Koussfvitzky Trip.

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. The basic aim of the foundations was to assist composers by commissioning new compositions and underwriting the cost of their performance. But the score remained in manuscript even though the composer operated his own koussevigzky company, and it went unplayed once Koussevitzky permanently put aside the bass inshortly after recording the concerto’s Andante movement with the Boston Symphony.


Surprisingly, he did not encourage the prominent composers of the time to write for his instrument. It is written in a turn of the century Clncerto bel canto style.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Directors. Bernstein once received a pair of cufflinks from Koussevitzky as a gift, and thereafter wore them at every concert he conducted.

Natalie Ouchkoff, whom he married inthe year in which the work was first performed with the Moscow Philharmonic. And the work, instead of following the most progressive tendencies of its time as one might expect, judging from Koussevitzky ‘s later tastes in composersconcero a ripe example of Basss Romanticism.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Contents 1 Performances 1. Koussevitzky’s second wife Natalie died inand he created the Koussevitzky Music Foundations in her honor. Double Bass Concerto, Op. Get Email Updates Sign up for e-mails about special offers, upcoming concerts, new nass and more. However, he continued to return to Paris in the summers to conduct his Concerts Koussevitzky until Please obey the copyright laws of your country.

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

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Now, even as a dapper ghost, the figure of the great Serge Koussevitzky still haunts the concert stage. Olga Naumova was the daughter of the distinguished politician and civil servant Aleksandr NaumovSimbirsk —Nice. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” http: Inthe morning after I played my debut recital in Town Hall, I received a surprise call from Mme.