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August 15, 1987
A memorial service has been scheduled Aug. 30 for George A. Kuyper, former general director of the Hollywood Bowl Assn. and Southern California Assn., who died earlier this month at age 88 in Santa Ana. Kuyper had been living in Orange County since leaving the associations in 1963. They sponsor the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl seasons.
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July 10, 1991 | CHRIS PASLES
All conductors share the same problem. Other musicians can rehearse on their instruments at their leisure. A conductor can't. He has to have a group of live musicians in front of him, and, especially at the start of his career, he's strictly a beginner trying to get his ideas across. Composer Hans Pfitzner gives an idea of how complex the situation is.
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December 18, 1988 | VICTOR KOSHKIN-YOURITZIN, Koshkin-Youritzin is an associate professor of art history at the University of Oklahoma
"The most important of all Russian conductors, and still the greatest" is how the distinguished critic Harold Schonberg characterized the late Serge Koussevitzky. But today his name recognition registers near zero. Worse, in this era of high-tech compact disc reissues of magnificent old performances, there is not a single CD of Koussevitzky conducting. And on LP or cassette, all we have had in recent years are his memorable readings of the Sibelius Symphony No.
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December 18, 1988 | VICTOR KOSHKIN-YOURITZIN, Koshkin-Youritzin is an associate professor of art history at the University of Oklahoma
"The most important of all Russian conductors, and still the greatest" is how the distinguished critic Harold Schonberg characterized the late Serge Koussevitzky. But today his name recognition registers near zero. Worse, in this era of high-tech compact disc reissues of magnificent old performances, there is not a single CD of Koussevitzky conducting. And on LP or cassette, all we have had in recent years are his memorable readings of the Sibelius Symphony No.
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July 10, 1991 | CHRIS PASLES
All conductors share the same problem. Other musicians can rehearse on their instruments at their leisure. A conductor can't. He has to have a group of live musicians in front of him, and, especially at the start of his career, he's strictly a beginner trying to get his ideas across. Composer Hans Pfitzner gives an idea of how complex the situation is.
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July 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Leonard Bernstein, who canceled six appearances in Japan this month due to exhaustion and lingering illness, is planning to conduct a concert next month at the Tanglewood Music Center, a spokesman said today. Bernstein has suffered from severe influenza, pleurisy, and pneumonia since the beginning of the year. He flew back from Japan on July 16. "He's resting up. It was just too extreme for him," said Bob Gallo, a spokesman for the 70-year-old Bernstein.
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July 2, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Tanglewood, the western Massachusetts summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, celebrates its 50th birthday this weekend with a trio of concerts. Founded in 1937 by then-BSO music director Serge Koussevitzky, Tanglewood's 210 acres was given to the orchestra by Boston socialite Gorham Brooks.
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November 10, 1991 | RICHARD S. GINELL
HARRIS: "Symphony 1933"; Symphony No. 3. FOOTE: Suite in E for strings. COPLAND: "El Salon Mexico." McDONALD: "San Juan Capistrano." Boston Symphony, conducted by Serge Koussevitzky. Pearl GEMM CD 9492. This is an incredible time capsule from an era and place where American music was nurtured and encouraged as it rarely has been since. Here are the pioneering recordings of the great, tightly wound Symphony No.
NEWS
September 11, 1990
Fernando Valenti, who was credited with popularizing the harpsichord in the United States, has died of a heart attack, it was learned this week. Valenti, who spiced his concerts and television appearances with wit and comment, was 63 when he suffered a heart attack Thursday while riding in a taxicab from Kennedy Airport in New York to Red Bank, N.J. He made his New York Town Hall debut in 1951 and for the next 35 years was heard in concert around the world.
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December 22, 1990
Paul Tortelier, the master French cellist and pacifist who refused to perform in the United States during the Vietnam War, has died in Paris. Reuters news agency reported that Tortelier was 76 and died Tuesday in Villarceaux near Paris, apparently of a heart attack. Tortelier, who first performed in the United States in Boston in 1937 under Serge Koussevitzky, made an additional American tour in 1954.
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August 15, 1987
A memorial service has been scheduled Aug. 30 for George A. Kuyper, former general director of the Hollywood Bowl Assn. and Southern California Assn., who died earlier this month at age 88 in Santa Ana. Kuyper had been living in Orange County since leaving the associations in 1963. They sponsor the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl seasons.
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May 1, 2005 | Chris Pasles
Bucking the trend of putting CDs in new books about music and dance, Joseph Horowitz chose a different option for his "Classical Music in America: A History of Its Rise and Fall." To hear some of the music he discusses, he refers readers to his publisher's website: www.wwnorton.com/catalog/fall04/005717.htm. "The website option gives us more playing time than we could possibly archive on a CD," Horowitz says.
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