Serge Koussevitsky And The Boston Symphony Play The Music Of Walter Piston – 1948 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Walter Piston and the BSO had a mutual admiration thing going, thanks to Koussi.
Walter Piston and the BSO had a mutual admiration thing going, thanks to Koussi.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Boston Symphony – Serge Koussevitsky, Conductor – Walter Piston – Symphony No. 3 (Radio Premier) – April 13, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

More Americana this weekend. The Radio premier of Walter Piston’s Symphony Number 3, broadcast on April 13, 1948. With a long and mutually admirable relationship, Piston dedicated his newest symphony to the memory of Serge Koussevitsky‘s widow. Serge Koussevitsky, long a champion of Piston’s work, performed numerous world premiers in Boston, and helped establish Walter Piston as one of the front-line in 20th Century Contemporary composers.

Here is that Radio premier, as it was heard on April 13, 1948.

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  1. Dear Gordon Schene,
    I am writing a large monography about Sergei Kusevitsky. The first for the volumes have already been published by the Russian Academy of Sciences – “Russian Years” and “Golds in Paris”. I am working on the final volume “25 years in America.” I admire your work on the restoration of rehearsals and concerts of the Boston Orchestra under his management. I would be grateful to you for the message: how many restoration works of Kusevitsky’s records were made by you and how to get acquainted with all of them.
    With thanks, Doctor Victor Yuzefovich

    • Many thanks for your kind note – I will send you an e-mail regarding your request.



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