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The Birth of Koussevitzky Music Foundation

Friday, May 02, 1952

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, and the 1st anniversary of the death of its creator, Serge Koussevitzky. Mrs. Koussevitzky discusses the first Koussevitzky Foundation Award for Music, which was given to WNYC for its pioneering spirit and contributions to the musical life of the country through its annual festivals of American music; Dr. Koussevitzky's ideals and work; the objectives of the Foundation; and how the radio can facilitate the accomplishments of these goals.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 68693
Municipal archives id: LT68

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