from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Koussevitzky, Sergei Aleksandrovich Known as "Serge.” 1874-1951. Russian-born American conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (1924-1949) noted for his support of contemporary composers.

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  • n. United States conductor (born in Russia) who was noted for performing the works of contemporary composers (1874-1951)


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  • 'Chanson Triste', by Koussevitzky, is all sorts of pale yellows and greens.

    Synesthesia: the Flavor of Music, the Color of Touch

  • Apart from the frisson of programming this Koussevitzky specialty in Koussevitzky's house, the interpretation didn't reveal anything about the piece most listeners didn't know, but the flexibility of the ensemble, given its size, was wondrous.

    Boston Latin

  • "Koussevitzky," says Ernest Newman, the eminent English music critic,

    The World's Great Men of Music Story-Lives of Master Musicians

  • In the first four releases, you get the BSO's long association with French music (Daphnis); its initial at-that-time modern German orientation (Brahms); its Koussevitzky-incubated reputation for new music (Bolcom — the symphony was a BSO commission); and the addition of Levine's own stamp (Mahler).

    The Boston Sound

  • On the other hand, the prices aren't bad, and seeing how I'm currently listening to the world premiere of Bernstein's Symphony no. 2, with the composer at the piano and Koussevitzky conducting ( "The Masque" is nearly flying apart at the seams in exciting fashion), I can definitely see the upside.

    On the small screen

  • Dreyfus wrote a reminiscence of their friendship called “Conversation with Koussevitzky.”

    Sylvia Goulston Dreyfus.

  • Soon she also appeared with Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony and with Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

    Jennie Tourel.

  • Serkin, Schoenberg, Hindemith all exemplify the German template; Balanchine and Aronson, Mamoulian and Koussevitzky are adaptive Russians.

    'Artists in Exile'

  • And Koussevitzky answered, yes, I'd be delighted to.

    Looking Beyond Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'

  • Ms. ALSOP: Well, Koussevitzky - who was, of course, the conductor of the Boston Symphony - went to visit him in the hospital and said, I would like you to write a piece for my orchestra.

    Bela Bartok: Finding a Voice Through Folk Music


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