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ON THIS DAY | Conductor & Composer Serge Koussevitzky Died in 1951

Maestro Koussevitsky served as Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1924 to 1949

Russian-born conductor, composer and double-bassist Serge Koussevitzky died on this day in 1951 - aged 76.

He 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.

 

RANDALL THOMPSON | THE LAST WORDS OF DAVID | SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY & BOSTON SYMPHONY WITH TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL CHORUS | 1950

 

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