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Live Recordings 1943-1948 / Serge Koussevitzky

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Don Juan, Op. 20
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
>Stravinsky, Igor : Ode
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Oberon, overture
Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

In 1942, Koussevitzky's wife Natalie died, and he established the Koussevitzky Foundation in her memory, a body which even today continues to commission new works. One of the first under this aegis was Stravinsky's Ode, dedicated to Natalie's memory. Rounding out this disc are Koussevitzky's splendid performances of Richard Strauss' Don Juan (a work he performed 22 times with the Orchestra) and one of the conductor's favorite overtures, Oberon, by Weber. This delightful reminder of Koussevitzky's qualities in early Romantic music adds a further dimension to this collection of his outstanding broadcasts, with superb orchestral playing of fantasy and imagination.



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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Don Juan, Op. 20
  • Conductor: Sergey Koussevitzky
  • Running Time: 18 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1888-1889
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
  • Conductor: Sergey Koussevitzky
  • Running Time: 35 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1943-1945
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Stravinsky, Igor : Ode
  • Conductor: Sergey Koussevitzky
  • Running Time: 11 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1943
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Oberon, overture
  • Conductor: Sergey Koussevitzky
  • Running Time: 9 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1825-1826
  • Studio/Live: Live