Kostelanetz, André, 1901-1980

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André Kostelanetz (1901-1980) was born in Russia and studied in Petrograd before coming to the USA. He became a successful conductor and arranger, and in 1930 was engaged as conductor for the CBS radio network, beginning a long association with broadcasting and film work. He is credited with popularizing classical music. He made many successful arrangements of light music, using heavily concentrated instrumental sonorities, and his orchestrations had a direct influence on film music of the time.

From the description of André Kostelanetz collection, 1930-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71128323

American conductor and arranger of Russian birth.

From the description of Interview conducted by Ben Grauer, n.d. [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861653

From the description of Signature, dated : [S.l., 10 April 1946], [1946, Apr. 10]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270952899

Conductor.

Kostelanetz (1901-1980) was first hired by the Philharmonic in 1953 as a guest conductor. Later he organized the orchestra's Promenade Concerts, concerts of light music. Kostelanetz was known for his work in popularizing classical music.

From the description of Miscellaneous conducting papers, [ca. 1940-1980]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155513140

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referencedIn The Benny Goodman Papers, 1910-1992, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
referencedIn Morton Gould Papers, 1920-1996, (bulk 1937-1995) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Morton Gould papers, 1920-1996 (bulk 1937-1995). Library of Congress
referencedIn Fromm Music Foundation scores and recordings, 1943-2011. Houghton Library
referencedIn Plaut, Frederick, 1907-1985. The Frederick and Rose Plaut papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Teo Macero collection, 1949-1992, 1958-1975 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Powell, Dick, 1904-1963. I get along without you very well [sound recording] : [from] "Tune-up time" / sung by Dick Powell. Indiana University, Archives of Traditional Music
referencedIn Antheil, George, 1900-1959. George Antheil papers, 1919-1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Macero, Teo, 1925-2008. Teo Macero Music Collection, 1960?-1969? The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Kostelanetz, Andre, 1901-1980. Bob Frank collection of Andre Kostelanetz radio broadcasts, 1932-1980 [sound recording]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Cooper, Betty Miller,. Betty Miller Cooper photograph collection, [1932-1986]. Museum of Performance & Design
creatorOf Kostelanetz, Andre, 1901-1980. Correspondence to Eugene Ormandy, 1972. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951. Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976 (bulk: 1924-1951) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1975 August 16. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1973 August 4. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Morgan, Rufus, 1918-2001. Letter, 1945 June 5 (China) to Guy Lipscomb. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Leonard Bernstein Collection, circa 1900-1994, (bulk 1933-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Leonard Bernstein collection : Part I, circa 1900-1994 (bulk 1933-1990). Library of Congress
referencedIn Richard Rodgers collection of musicals and interviews [sound recording], 1926-1980 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Miller, Gilbert. Gilbert Miller collection, 1921-1967 (bulk 1932-1955). Library of Congress
referencedIn New York Philharmonic. Personnel records, [ca. 1870-1986] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Jascha Heifetz Collection, 1911-1972 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1980. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1972 August 23. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Gilbert Miller Collection, 1921-1967, (bulk 1932-1955) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1965 January 2. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Kostelanetz, Andre, 1901-1980,. Interview conducted by Ben Grauer, n.d. [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Irving Berlin collection of non-commercial sound recordings [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Plaut, Frederick, 1907-1985. The Frederick and Rose Plaut papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Kostelanetz, Andre, 1901-1980,. Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Jul. 8, 1976. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Aaron Copland Collection, 1841-1991, (bulk 1911-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Macero, Teo, 1925-2008. Teo Macero collection, 1949-1992, 1958-1975 (bulk). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Kostelanetz, Andre, 1901-1980. Miscellaneous conducting papers, [ca. 1940-1980]. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977,. Interview [sound recording] : conducted by Dan Rather, Jan. 4, 1977. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1974 August 9. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1964 February 29. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Johnny Green additional papers, 1923-1989. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Kostelanetz, Andre, 1901-1980. Signature, dated : [S.l., 10 April 1946], [1946, Apr. 10]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. Collection of musicals and interviews [sound recording], 1926-1980. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Papers of Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz., 1784-1991 Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1972 August 5. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Eugene Earle Collection, 1939-1980s University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn The Frederick and Rose Plaut Papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
referencedIn Winigrad, Allen J.,. Allen J. Winigrad slides of performing artists, 1973-1989. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1971 August 18. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Kostelanetz, Andre, 1901-1980. André Kostelanetz collection, 1930-1960. Library of Congress
referencedIn Winigrad, Allen J.,. Allen J. Winigrad photographs of performing artists, 1973-1989. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989. The papers of Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz, 1784-1991 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Borkow, Albert L.,. Collection : of autographed photographs, 1954-1980. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Henry Cowell collection of noncommercial recordings [sound recording], 1940-1953 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Antheil, George, 1900-1959. person
associatedWith Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989 person
correspondedWith Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. person
associatedWith Borkow, Albert L., person
associatedWith Cooper, Betty Miller, person
correspondedWith Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 person
associatedWith Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 person
associatedWith Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965 person
associatedWith Daniel, Oliver, person
associatedWith Earle, Eugene. person
associatedWith Frank, Bob. person
associatedWith Frederick and Rose Plaut person
associatedWith Fromm Music Foundation corporateBody
associatedWith Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. person
associatedWith Goodman, Benny, 1909- person
correspondedWith Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. person
associatedWith Grauer, Ben, person
associatedWith Green, Johnny, 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989. person
associatedWith Horowitz, Wanda Toscanini. person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Macero, Teo, 1925- person
associatedWith Macero, Teo, 1925-2008. person
associatedWith Miller, Gilbert. person
associatedWith Morgan, Rufus, 1918-2001. person
associatedWith New York Philharmonic. corporateBody
associatedWith Norris, Howes, Jr, person
associatedWith Pfeiffer, John, 1920- person
associatedWith Philadelphia Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Plaut, Frederick, 1907-1985. person
associatedWith Pons, Lily, 1898-1976. person
associatedWith Powell, Dick, 1904-1963. person
associatedWith Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. person
associatedWith Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. person
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921. person
associatedWith San Diego Symphony Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977, person
associatedWith Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. person
associatedWith Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957. person
associatedWith Winigrad, Allen J., person
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
associatedWith Zorina, Vera. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
United States
United States
Norway--Oslo
Subject
Concerts
Music--Performance
Symphony orchestras
Radio programs
Concert programs
Performing Arts
Popular instrumental music
Occupation
Arrangers
Conductors (Music)
Conductor
Activity

Person

Birth 1901-12-22

Death 1980-01-13

Birth 1941

Death 1983

Americans

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