Koussevitzky, Serge

(1874-1951)
   American con-ductor, of Russian origin. Born in Tver, Russia, he moved to Moscow at the age of 14 where he was baptized. He studied double bass at the Musico-Dramatic Institute in Moscow and later joined the Bolshoi Opera. He subsequently settled in Germany where he continued to perform on the double bass and began conducting with the Berlin Philharmonic. He organized his own symphony orchestra in Moscow and went on various tours. After the 1917 revolution he became director of the State Symphony Orchestra. In 1920 he went to Berlin and Rome, finally residing in Paris. In 1924 he became conductor of the Boston Symphony.

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  • KOUSSEVITZKY, SERGE — (1874–1951), conductor. Born in Tver, Russia, he went to Moscow at the age of 17 and entered the double bass class at the Conservatory because instruction in this instrument was free. He became a virtuoso player, arranged classical works, and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Koussevitzky, Serge — orig. Sergey Aleksandrovich Kusevitsky born July 26, 1874, Vyshny Volochyok, Russia died June 4, 1951, Boston, Mass., U.S. Russian born U.S. conductor. A virtuoso double bass player, he was self taught as a conductor. With his father in law s… …   Universalium

  • Koussevitzky, Serge — (1874–1951)    Conductor. In 1925 Russian born Koussevitzky went to the United States from Paris to become director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which he developed into one of the most distinguished musical groups in the world. He was… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Serge Koussevitsky — Serge Koussevitzky Serge Koussevitzky Сергей Александрович Кусевицкий Naissance 26 juillet 1874 Vychni Volotchek …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Serge Koussevitzki — Serge Koussevitzky Serge Koussevitzky Сергей Александрович Кусевицкий Naissance 26 juillet 1874 Vychni Volotchek …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Koussevitzky — Serge Koussevitzky Serge Koussevitzky Сергей Александрович Кусевицкий Naissance 26 juillet 1874 Vychni Volotchek …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Serge Koussevitzky — Сергей Александрович Кусевицкий Naissance 26 juillet 1874 Vychni Volotchek …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Koussevitzky — [ko͞o΄sə vit′skē] Serge [sʉrj, serzh] (born Sergey Aleksandrovich Kusevitsky) 1874 1951; U.S. orchestral conductor, born in Russia …   English World dictionary

  • Serge Kussewitzky — Sergei Alexandrowitsch Kussewizki Sergei Alexandrowitsch Kussewizki (russisch Сергей Александрович Кусевицкий; auch Serge Koussevitzky; * 14.jul./ 26. Juli 1874greg. in Wyschni Wolotschok; † 4. Ju …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Koussevitzky — noun United States conductor (born in Russia) who was noted for performing the works of contemporary composers (1874 1951) • Syn: ↑Serge Koussevitzky, ↑Sergei Aleksandrovich Koussevitzky • Instance Hypernyms: ↑conductor, ↑music director,… …   Useful english dictionary

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