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Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Olga Koussevitzky, his widow, was positively adamant that he wrote the Concerto without the aid of any other musicians.
Early in his international career as koussevjtzky solo doublebassist, Koussevitzky diligently worked toward increasing his repertoire. 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.
Click here to subscribe. It is written in a turn of the century Russian bel canto style. Now, kouzsevitzky as a dapper ghost, the figure of the great Serge Koussevitzky still haunts the concert stage. Over that year period, he built the ensemble’s reputation into that of a leading American orchestra. Following Koussevitzky’s death, his widow, Olga Koussevitzky, presented double-bassist Gary Karr with his double bassonce believed to have been made in by brothers Antonio and Girolamo Amati.
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Double Bass Concerto, Op. Sergey Koussevitzky is remembered as a significant conductor doubble a vital interest in the music of his time, but he started out as a touring double-bass virtuoso. In he and his wife became United States citizens. Koussevitzky’s second wife Natalie died inand he created the Koussevitzky Music Foundations in her honor.
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. Koussevitzky died in Boston in and was buried alongside his wife Natalie at the Church on the Hill Cemetery in Lenox. Olga Naumova was the daughter of the distinguished politician and civil servant Aleksandr NaumovSimbirsk —Nice.
When I heard this strange, soft-spoken, aristocratic Russian accent, I thought that it was a friend playing a practical joke on me. Several years after Koussevitzky ‘s death, conductor Alfredo Antonini brought the work to light, and it has since become a staple of the limited double-bass concerto repertory.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Serge Koussevitzky. 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. Koussevitzky held the rights to this version for many years. The work reflects his search for the yet unrevealed dimension of the doublebass, for as Mme.
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Concerto for double-bass & orchestra, Op. 3
Tourel that, during my concert, she had seen the ghost of her husband with his arms around both my doublebass and me in approval. This page was last edited on 5 Septemberat 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. Return to koussebitzky of page.
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It was that vision which convinced her that his Amati, which I am playing tonight, should be in my hands.
AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. October 17, — via https: His surname can be transliterated variously as “Koussevitzky”, “Koussevitsky”, “Kussevitzky”, “Kusevitsky”, or, into Polish, as “Kusewicki”; however, he himself chose to use “Koussevitzky”. Views Read Edit View history. Serge Alexandrovich Koussevitzky [n 1] Russian: Koussevitzky was a great champion of modern music, commissioning a number of works from prominent composers.
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There has been a considerable debate, mostly among doublebassists, as to whether ddouble not Koussevitzky wrote the Concerto himself. The soloist takes up the opening ckncerto, presenting it lyrically yet passionately. Creative Commons Attribution 4. It is very unlikely that this work is public domain in ckncerto EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus years. It is evident in listening to his music that Koussevitzky was influenced by his heroes: 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.
With the Boston Symphony he made numerous recordings, most of which were well regarded by critics. Jazz Latin New Age.