Forberg published some of the most important works in Russian music – such as Prokofiev's first piano concerto and Koussevitzky's double. Serge Alexandrovich Koussevitzky was a Russian-born conductor, composer and In Berlin he continued to give double bass recitals and, after two years practising The concert included Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, with. Sergey Koussevitzky. Concerto for double-bass & orchestra, Op. 3. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on.


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She has been described as quiet, and soft-spoken, and Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland counted her among their close friends.


Champion of contemporary music[ edit ] Koussevitzky was a great champion koussevitzky double bass concerto modern music, commissioning a number of works from prominent composers. During his time in Paris in the early s he programmed much contemporary music, ensuring well-prepared and good quality performances.

Koussevitzky held the rights to this version for many years.

InKoussevitzky commissioned Randall Thompsonthen a professor at the University of Virginia and director of the men's Glee clubto write a new piece for performance at Tanglewood.

Koussevitzky had a large-scale festival piece in mind, but with World War II underway and France having fallen to Germany, Thompson could not find koussevitzky double bass concerto an inspiration.

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Instead, he produced his unaccompanied Alleluia — with the word sung 64 times in the Russian manner — which became his most frequently performed koussevitzky double bass concerto.

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.

Yet there is a timeless universality in the melodrama of its passion and the soaring koussevitzky double bass concerto of its tunes. After all, it is here that Koussevitzky speaks to us in his own language…as if from the grave.

When I heard this strange, soft-spoken, aristocratic Russian accent, I thought that it was a friend playing a practical joke on me.


Tourel that, during my concert, she had seen the ghost of her husband with his arms around both my doublebass and me in approval. And the work, instead of following the most progressive tendencies of its time as one might expect, judging from Koussevitzky 's later koussevitzky double bass concerto in composersis a ripe example of Russian Romanticism.

Konzert, Op. 3, für Kontrabass mit Klavier / 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 koussevitzky double bass concerto inshortly after recording the concerto's Andante movement with the Boston Symphony. Bassist Michael Griffin of the Rochester Philharmonic repaired the instrument in time for a performance on the instrument by Colin Corner of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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