Conductor & Composer Serge Koussevitzky Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born conductor, composer and double-bassist Serge Koussevitzky was born on this day in 1874

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Serge Koussevitzky Birthday

Russian-born conductor, composer and double-bassist Serge Koussevitzky was born on this day in 1874.

Maestro Koussevitsky served as Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1924 to 1949 – and premiered a number of cornerstone orchestral works including: Ravel’s orchestration of ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’, Bartok’s ‘Concerto for Orchestra’, Prokofiev’s 1st Violin Concerto, Gershwin’s 2nd ‘Rhapsody’ – and Prokofiev’s 2nd and 4th Symphonies.

 

TCHAIKOVSKY | SYMPHONY NO. 5 | SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY & BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 1944

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