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Business and Organizational Files, 1881-1978 (continued)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1881-1977 (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 227/14 American music performed by the BSO under Serge Koussevitzky's directorship, 1924-1949
BOX 232 Boston Symphony Orchestra programs, 1924-1929 and 1931-1943
2 bound volumes
Contains handwritten list of BSO programs with dates, pieces, composers, conductor and sometimes soloist, group or venue. May be accompanied by printed programs.
BOX 235 Boston Symphony Orchestra programs, 1942-1948
2 bound volumes
Contains handwritten list of BSO programs with dates, pieces, composers, conductor and sometimes soloist, group or venue. May be accompanied by printed programs.
BOX-FOLDER 227/15 Boston Symphony Orchestra transcription trust. Koussevitzky performance series, 1943-1948
BOX-FOLDER 227/15a Broadcast recordings, 1937-1949
Copies of cards that possibly list BSO recordings in the Library of Congress collections.
BOX-FOLDER 227/16 Concert schedules and program plans, late 1920s
Handwritten and typewritten documents dealing with repertoire and program ideas.
BOX-FOLDER 227/17 English music played at Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts, 1924-1933
Includes lists of composers, soloists, and conductors from Great Britain.
BOX-FOLDER 227/18 First world performances given by S. Koussevitzky and BSO, 1924-1931
BOX-FOLDER 227/19 French works premiered in America by Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1921-1929
In French.
BOX-FOLDER 227/20 Handwritten notes on repertoire, by SK and others, undated
Handwritten and typewritten documents regarding repertoire.
BOX-FOLDER 227/21 Library of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1923-1928
BOX-FOLDER 227/22-23 Program reviews and articles, 1935-1949
(copy 1)
Typewritten document containing selected reviews and articles about the BSO. May not be complete. Includes a 1954 letter from Lee Goebel, who may have been the compiler of this document.
BOX-FOLDER 228/1-2 Program reviews and articles, 1935-1949
(copy 2)
Typewritten document containing selected reviews and articles about the BSO. May not be complete.
BOX-FOLDER 228/3-4a Program reviews and articles, 1935-1949
(3 folders) (copy 3)
Typewritten document containing selected reviews and articles about the BSO. May not be complete.
Programs (Bound), 1881-1987
Bound volumes of Boston Symphony Orchestra programs housed in the Library of Congress Music Division general collections under the call number MT125.B66.
Programs (Bound), 1907-1951
Bound volumes containing programs from selected seasons of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Shelved with the Serge Koussevitzky Archive materials. Includes volumes with Serge Koussevitzky's name inscribed on the spines. The volumes designated as "trip" contain programs from concerts outside of Boston.
BOX-FOLDER 228/5 Programs--Drafts, 1925-1941
Outlines for BSO programs in various cities.
BOX-FOLDER 228/6 Programs for American cities, 1921-1929
Lists of works performed at BSO concerts at various American cities.
BOX-FOLDER 228/6a Recordings by S.K. and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1943-1948
BOX-FOLDER 228/7 Rental fees for the music used at the concerts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
BOX-FOLDER 228/8 Repertoire
Bound volume containing handwritten alphabetical list of composers and their works.
BOX-FOLDER 228/9 Repertoire lists of other orchestras, 1936-1937
BOX-FOLDER 228/10 Scores belonging to Koussevitzky, A-L
BOX-FOLDER 228/11 Scores belonging to Koussevitzky, M-Z
BOX-FOLDER 228/12 Scores received and returned, 1945-1948
BOX-FOLDER 228/13 Suggested works
BOX-FOLDER 228/14 Time length of works in the symphonic repertoire
BOX-FOLDER 228/15 Various lists of composers whose works have been performed, 1913-1935
BOX-FOLDER 228/16 Works performed for the first time in America by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Serge Koussevitzky
Arranged alphabetically by composer.
BOX-FOLDER 229/1 Works performed for the first time in the United States by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Serge Koussevitzky, 1924-1948
BOX-FOLDER 229/2 Works performed for the first time in the United States outside Boston by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Serge Koussevitzky
BOX-FOLDER 229/3 Works performed for the first time in the world by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Serge Koussevitzky
BOX-FOLDER 229/4-5 Works performed for the first time in the world by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Serge Koussevitzky, 1924-1949
(2 copies)
BOX-FOLDER 229/6 Works performed for the first time in the world outside Boston by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Serge Koussevitzky
Undated Materials
BOX-FOLDER 229/7 Correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 229/7a Programming and concert schedules
BOX-FOLDER 229/8 Writings and remarks by Serge and Olga Koussevitzky
BOX-FOLDER 229/9 Unidentified narratives
Miscellany
BOX-FOLDER 229/10 Miscellaneous documents
BOX 344-345, 446 International Music Fund, 1948-1968
The International Music Fund was created in 1948 by Koussevitzky to further the cause of contemporary music and to help and encourage living composers. It went dormant after his death, but was revived in 1953 by the International Music Council. It aids composers by the performance, publication, recording, and broadcasting of their works, and provides scholarships to music students of various countries. This subseries contains papers relating to its creation, management, and activities. It includes drafts, financial and budget documents, correspondence, brochures, articles, speeches, clippings, reports, programs, press releases and other promotional materials.
BOX-FOLDER 344/1 Clippings and publications
BOX-FOLDER 344/2 Promotional materials
BOX-FOLDER 446/1-4 Scrapbook, 1948-1958
Materials removed from a scrapbook dealing with the I.M.F. Includes photocopies of correspondence, original and photocopied clippings, writings, and programs. May duplicate materials found elsewhere in this series.
BOX-FOLDER 344/3--345/3 Working papers
(11 folders)
BOX-FOLDER 345/4 Miscellany
BOX 462-493, 497-499 Koussevitzky Music Foundation, 1942-1978
The Koussevitzky Music Foundation (KMF) was created by Serge Koussevitzky in May 1942, in memory of his wife Natalie, for the purpose of stimulating the growth of musical culture by commissioning new works and supporting the development of musical talent through varied activities. It should be made clear that the papers contained in this subseries are not those of the corporate entity, rather they belonged to Olga Koussevitzky in her role as president of the Koussevitzky Music Foundation. They span from the creation of the foundation to Olga's death in 1978. The papers are divided into five subseries. The Administrative Materials subseries contains papers relating to the creation of the foundation, its daily operation, and administration of its goals and objectives. Materials by and about composers who received commissions or who were being considered for them are found in the Composers/Artists subseries which also contains items relating to a few other individuals in the performing arts fields. The Subject Files subseries includes materials related to organizations, individuals, and topics that were associated with the foundation. The Financial Papers subseries contains KMF financial and legal materials. The Miscellaneous Correspondence subseries contains inquiries mostly from organizations regarding the foundation. The Scrapbooks contain clippings, programs and promotional materials documenting the activities of the KMF.
Arranged in six subseries: Administrative Materials, Composers/Artists, Subject Files, Financial Papers, Miscellaneous Correspondence, and Scrapbooks.
BOX 462-468, 491-493 Administrative Materials, 1942-1977
Documents related to the creation, management and activities of the Koussevitzky Music Foundation. Materials include correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, press releases and other promotional materials, lists of composers under consideration, lists of compositions and recordings, financial information, address books and cards, calendars, drafts, proposals, and notes. The documents relating to the creation of the KMF include such items as by-laws, statements of purpose, formal agreements, descriptive narratives, and correspondence regarding the initial meetings to discuss the formation of the foundation. Also of interest are materials relating to the catalogs of commissioned works; critiques of works by Koussevitzky and others; and documents relating to the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress.
Arranged primarily in chronological order. At the end of the chronological run there are several categories of materials that are arranged alphabetically by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 462/1 1942-1943
BOX-FOLDER 462/2 1944
BOX-FOLDER 462/3 1945
BOX-FOLDER 462/4 1946
BOX-FOLDER 462/5 1947
BOX-FOLDER 462/6 1948
BOX-FOLDER 462/7 1949
BOX-FOLDER 462/8 1950
BOX-FOLDER 462/9 1951
BOX-FOLDER 462/10 1952
BOX-FOLDER 463/1 1953
BOX-FOLDER 463/2 1954
BOX-FOLDER 463/3 1955-1956
BOX-FOLDER 463/4 1957
BOX-FOLDER 463/5 1958
BOX-FOLDER 463/6 1959
BOX-FOLDER 463/7 1960
BOX-FOLDER 463/8 1961
BOX-FOLDER 463/9 1962
BOX-FOLDER 463/10 1963
BOX-FOLDER 463/11 1964
BOX-FOLDER 464/1 1965
BOX-FOLDER 464/2-5 1966
BOX-FOLDER 464/6 1967
BOX-FOLDER 464/7 1968
BOX-FOLDER 464/8 1969
BOX-FOLDER 464/9 1970-1971
BOX-FOLDER 465/1 1972
BOX-FOLDER 465/2 1973
BOX-FOLDER 465/3 1974
BOX-FOLDER 465/4 1975
BOX-FOLDER 465/5 1976
BOX-FOLDER 465/6 1977
BOX-FOLDER 465/7 Address book
BOX 491 Address cards, 1953
BOX 493 Address cards
BOX-FOLDER 465/8 Addresses
BOX 492 Cards containing addresses and musical works under various categories
BOX 466 Catalogs of commissioned works materials
Includes correspondence, proofs and final copies of the catalogs, typed lists of commissions, additions and corrections to catalogs, and composer entries.
BOX-FOLDER 465/9 Critiques
Critiques of works by Koussevitzky and others.
BOX 467 Library of Congress materials
Documents relating to the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress. Includes founding documents; drafts of the agreement; correspondence with Library of Congress officials Harold Spivacke, Edward Waters, Don Leavitt, and others; lists of non-commissioned manuscripts presented to the foundation; programs; invitations; promotional materials; press releases; and publications. It also includes an unsigned instrument of gift from 1952 donating Koussevitzky's papers to the Library of Congress.
BOX-FOLDER 468/1 Miscellany
BOX-FOLDER 468/2 Music purchased by the KMF
BOX-FOLDER 468/3 Stationery and letterhead
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