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

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

  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

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

      Best,

      Gordon

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