Serge Alexandrovich Koussevitzky

Serge Alexandrovich Koussevitzky

Tver Oblast, Russia
Death 4 Jun 1951 (aged 76)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Lenox, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Southwest corner
Memorial ID 6449882 · View Source
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Orchestra Conductor. He is acknowledged as one of the most important orchestra conductors of the 20th century. From 1924 to 1949, he was musical director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where, in this capacity, he championed modern composers, notably Alexander Scriabin, Jean Sibelius, Sergei Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel and Bela Bartok. He also helped to launch the careers of American composers Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, and founded the Berkshire Music Center at the Tanglewood Festival in Lenox, Massachusetts - the most successful summer music festival in North America. The BSO's technical peak as an international-standard orchestra was reached under his tenure. He began his career as a distinguished double-bass virtuoso. For RCA Victor in the 78-rpm era he made many recordings with the BSO. The Koussevitzky plot is located near the southwest corner of the cemetery.

Bio by: Don Drewecki

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