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Double Bass Concerto

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.

April 24, — via http: Nevertheless, later, as conductor of the Boston Symphony, he commissioned many of the most important orchestral compositions of the first half of this century.

Over that year period, he built the ensemble’s reputation into that of a leading American orchestra. But the score remained in manuscript even though the composer operated his own publishing company, and it went unplayed once Koussevitzky permanently put aside the bass inshortly after recording the concerto’s Andante movement with the Boston Symphony.

His surname can be transliterated variously as “Koussevitzky”, “Koussevitsky”, “Kussevitzky”, “Kusevitsky”, or, into Polish, as “Kusewicki”; however, he himself chose to use “Koussevitzky”. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

Retrieved from ” https: AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Here, for the first time, the composer periodically takes the instrument into its lower range, but only briefly, usually in the course of weaving the melody up and down the staff. Listening to the great singers of his day, trying to imitate their vocal art, he was not merely playing on a string instrument, he was singing through the voice of the doublebass.


Serge Alexandrovich Koussevitzky [n 1] Russian: Support the ASO with a contribution today. Instead, he produced his unaccompanied Alleluia — with the word sung 64 times in the Russian manner — koussevitzkky became his most frequently performed work. Boston Symphony Kosusevitzky Music Directors. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Koussevitzky’s second wife Natalie died inand he created the Koussevitzky Music Foundations in her honor. Some of Koussevitzky’s performances at Tanglewood, including a very spirited Beethoven ” Egmont Overture cpncerto, were also filmed during the s.

During his time in Paris in the early s he programmed much contemporary music, ensuring well-prepared and good quality performances. Following Koussevitzky’s death, his widow, Olga Koussevitzky, presented double-bassist Gary Karr with his double bassonce koussevitky to have been made in by brothers Antonio and Girolamo Amati. Click here to subscribe.

Serge Koussevitzky – Double Bass Concerto

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.

As an avid supporter of new music, Koussevitzky created the Koussevitzky Music Foundations in Robert Forbergn. Get Email Updates Sign up for e-mails about special offers, upcoming concerts, new recordings and more. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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. 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.

Inhe left Soviet Russia for Berlin and Paris. Natalie Ouchkoff, whom he married inthe year in which the work was first performed with the Moscow Philharmonic. 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.


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For the most part, Koussevitzky exploits the instrument’s middle and upper ranges, where it projects better, and is cncerto not to let the woodwind-tinged orchestration overpower the dokble which is not a loud instrument, despite its size. The work reflects his search for the yet unrevealed dimension of the doublebass, for as Mme.

Keep us on point! The soloist takes up the opening motto, presenting it lyrically yet passionately. It was that vision which convinced her that his Amati, which I am playing tonight, should be in my hands. There has been a considerable debate, mostly among doublebassists, as to whether or not Koussevitzky wrote the Concerto himself.

Performer Pages Serge Koussevitzky double bass. Yet there is a timeless universality in the melodrama of its passion and the soaring beauty of its tunes. Olga Koussevitzky, his widow, was positively adamant that he wrote the Concerto without the aid of any other musicians.

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 Fleisher Collection.

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Serge Koussevitzky – Wikipedia

Duration 20 minutes Composer Time Period Comp. After concefto, it is here that Koussevitzky speaks to us in his own language…as if from the grave. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Serge Koussevitzky.