The Composer’s Advocate: Serge Koussevitzky 03/17/1999 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Concert Notes The Composer’s Advocate: Serge Koussevitzky – Leon Botstein Symphony No. 7 (1958) – Bernard Jacobson Double Bass Concerto (1905) – Gary Karr Ode for Orchestra (1943) – Bernard Jacobson Triple Concerto – Richard Wilson

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Symphony No. 7 (1958) By Bernard Jacobson Written for the concert The Composer’s Advocate: Serge Koussevitzky, performed on March 17, 1999 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Call a boy “Amadeus,” and you lay on him the burden of rather high expectations. From the vantage-point of the late 1990s, it is hard to remember…

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Double Bass Concerto (1905) By Gary Karr Written for the concert The Composer’s Advocate: Serge Koussevitzky, performed on March 17, 1999 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In a letter dated April 9, 1970, Leopold Stokowski, the founder of the American Symphony Orchestra, invited me to appear with him in concert with a solo…

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Ode for Orchestra (1943) By Bernard Jacobson Written for the concert The Composer’s Advocate: Serge Koussevitzky, performed on March 17, 1999 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. To a composer of Stravinsky’s tastes and creative habits, the 1943 commission to write a piece in memory of Natalie Koussevitzky must have been irresistible. All through…

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Triple Concerto By Richard Wilson Written for the concert The Composer’s Advocate: Serge Koussevitzky, performed on March 17, 1999 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Though a Beethoven fan, I have always hated his Triple Concerto. Now having written my own, I have re-listened to his and found that it has improved considerably since…

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