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Correspondence, 1909-1977 (continued)
BOX 112-113 Appreciations, 1927-1950
Fan mail and appreciative letters from the public. These letters are largely from concertgoers and others who heard Koussevitzky perform, and who wish to express their gratitude for the conductor's service to music.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 112 1927-1936
BOX 113 1937-1950, undated
BOX 114-119 Requests, 1925-1962
Letters that make requests of Serge Koussevitzky. Categories include: requests that he program certain pieces on his concert series; requests that he appear in concert, often for charitable causes; or requests that he lend financial or other support to various organizations.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 114 1925-1930
BOX 115 1931-1939
BOX 116 1940-1944
BOX 117 1945-1947
BOX 118 1948-1950
BOX 119 1951-1962, undated
BOX 120-121 Invitations
Professional and personal invitations sent to Serge, Natalie or Olga Koussevitzky. Items include invitations to various musical and cultural events, charity functions, weddings, private parties and other social occasions.
BOX 120-121 Invitations
BOX 122-125 Greeting, Calling, and Business Cards
Professional and personal cards sent or presented to Serge, Natalie, or Olga Koussevitzky. Most items are signed, and some may contain brief messages. In addition to birthday, Christmas, holiday and religious greeting cards, these materials include telegrams, calling cards, business cards, birthday letters from friends, family and fans, and congratulatory, condolence and announcement cards. Miscellaneous items include handwritten lists of individuals who sent or received cards, several copies of the Koussevitzkys' business and calling cards, and a copper plate used to engrave Olga Koussevitzky's calling card (as Olga Naoumoff).
BOX 122-125 Greeting, Calling and Business cards
BOX 130-141 Writings, 1914-1975
Arranged in two subseries: Writings by Serge Koussevitzky and Writings about Serge Koussevitzky. Arranged alphabetically therein.
BOX 130-134, 141 By Serge Koussevitzky, 1921-1951
Published and unpublished writings chiefly in English or Russian. Addresses and talks given at various events and functions; essays and articles written for both popular magazines and scholarly journals; comments, statements and editorials on political topics of the day, as well as on music and cultural subjects; tributes; interviews; typed or handwritten drafts and notes; galley proofs; book outlines; and scripts from broadcasts. Items may be accompanied by various documents, including clippings, correspondence, programs, and notes.
Arranged alphabetically by title, subject, journal title, venue or event.
BOX-FOLDER 130/1 Advice for the untrained listener
BOX-FOLDER 130/2 America's increasing appreciation of music, 1929
BOX-FOLDER 130/3 American citizenship, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 130/4, 141/24 "American composers," 1944
Article from Life magazine. The materials in 130/4 include drafts. The materials in 141/24 are accompanied by a letter and typewritten draft of the article.
BOX-FOLDER 130/5 American music, 1930, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 130/6 American-Soviet cultural cooperation, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 130/7 American-Soviet friendship, 1944
Includes correspondence and Koussevitzky's statement.
BOX-FOLDER 130/8 American-Soviet Music Society, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 130/9 American Youth for a Free World, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 130/9a Ansermet, Ernest, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 130/9b Anti-Fascist League, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 130/10 Appreciation of music
BOX-FOLDER 130/11 Art of conducting and interpretation, 1940
In English and Russian.
BOX-FOLDER 130/12 Artist speaks, 1946-1947
BOX-FOLDER 130/13 Bach Festival, circa 1931
BOX-FOLDER 130/14 Barcelona notes
BOX-FOLDER 130/15 Berkshire Music Center, 1941
Speeches given in July 1941 at the opening of the Berkshire Music Center and at the dedication of the Theatre-Concert Hall.
BOX-FOLDER 130/15a Berkshire Music Center student address (excerpt), 1942
BOX-FOLDER 130/15b Berkshire Music Festival, 1938
BOX-FOLDER 130/16 The Bohemians, 1929, 1947
Includes a program.
BOX-FOLDER 130/17 Boston Advertiser statement
BOX-FOLDER 130/18 Brahms and Debussy articles for the Atlantic Monthly, 1942
see also Debussy article from the Atlantic Monthly
Includes correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 130/19 British music
BOX-FOLDER 130/20 British war relief, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 130/21-22 Broadcasts, 1930-1957
Radio broadcast scripts, including talks and interviews.
BOX-FOLDER 130/23 Brown University, 1925
BOX-FOLDER 130/24 Chaliapin tribute, 1948
BOX-FOLDER 130/25 Church on the Hill, 1944
In addition to copies of Koussevitzky's speech at the 175th anniversary celebration of the church, these materials include drafts of the speech, programs, correspondence, and clippings.
BOX-FOLDER 130/26 Civic banquet in honor of Koussevitzky, 1949
Koussevitzky's speech, at Symphony Hall, May 2, 1949.
BOX-FOLDER 131/1 Comments on music and musicians, 1930
BOX-FOLDER 131/1a Composers
Various selections on composers.
BOX-FOLDER 131/2 Concerning interpretation, 1929
BOX-FOLDER 131/3 The conductor and the community, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 131/3a Creation of a music center, circa 1938
BOX-FOLDER 131/4 Culture
BOX-FOLDER 131/5 Curtis Institute of Music speech, 1940
BOX-FOLDER 131/6 Debussy article from the Atlantic Monthly, 1942
see also Brahms and Debussy articles for the Atlantic Monthly
Includes correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 131/7 Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1943, 1951
BOX-FOLDER 131/8 Eastman School of Music
On the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
BOX-FOLDER 131/9 The evolution of American music
BOX-FOLDER 131/10 Federal support for fine arts
Contains two items not written by Koussevitzky.
see Sibelius, Jean and trip to Finland
BOX-FOLDER 131/11 Ford Hall Forum
see also "Subject Files" series, Ford Hall Forum
German music in Israel
see On the performance of German music in Israel
BOX-FOLDER 131/12 Gershwin, George, 1938, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 131/13 Get together with Russia, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 131/14 Gretchaninoff, Alexander, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 131/15 Grieg, Edvard, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 131/16 Harvard Club dinner, 1946, 1949
BOX-FOLDER 131/17 Harvard University honorary degree, 1929
BOX-FOLDER 131/18 "How are our serious composers to live?," 1944
From Musical Courier.
BOX-FOLDER 131/19 Instrumental school
BOX-FOLDER 131/20 International Master Institute of Music
BOX-FOLDER 131/21 International Music Fund, 1950
BOX-FOLDER 131/22 Interpreting music
Includes several copies of the essay from the Atlantic Monthly, galleys, correspondence regarding the essay, appreciative letters, and typewritten copies of the original speech Koussevitzky made in 1939 that was the basis for the Atlanic article.
BOX-FOLDER 131/23 Interviews
BOX-FOLDER 131/24 Israel, 1948-1951
Various writings and statements regarding Israeli music and politics.
BOX-FOLDER 131/25 Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, 1950
BOX-FOLDER 132/1 Jeunesses Musicales anniversary, 1950
BOX-FOLDER 132/2 Justice to composers, 1943
see also A wrong to be repaired
BOX-FOLDER 132/3 Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress, 1950
Koussevitzky's speech at the inaugural concert celebrating the creation of the foundation. Includes a program from the concert.
BOX-FOLDER 132/4 League of Composers talk, 1947
BOX-FOLDER 132/5 Legion of Honor statement, 1936
BOX-FOLDER 132/6 Leningrad--240th anniversary of its founding, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 132/7 Lists of Koussevitzky speeches and articles
BOX-FOLDER 132/8 "A living music culture," 1948
Article from The Music Journal.
BOX-FOLDER 132/9 Mahler, Gustav
BOX-FOLDER 132/10 Managers of orchestras, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 132/10a Miscellaneous notes on music, undated
BOX-FOLDER 132/11 The mission of artists in the world today, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 132/12 Mozart Festival at Tanglewood, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 132/13 Museum destruction by Nazi's, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 132/14 Music and Christianity, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 132/15 Music and conducting, I
see alsoThoughts on music and conducting
BOX-FOLDER 132/16 Music and conducting, II
see also Thoughts on music and conducting
BOX-FOLDER 132/16a Music and the spirit of Man, 1939
BOX-FOLDER 132/17 Music critics
BOX-FOLDER 132/18 Music in America
BOX-FOLDER 132/19 Music on phonograph records
BOX-FOLDER 132/20 Music Teachers National Association, 1948
BOX-FOLDER 132/21 Music vital need
BOX-FOLDER 132/22 Musical aridity of the radio, 1951
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