Andre Kostelanetz collection, 1922-1984

Kostelanetz, Andre, 1901-1980


approximately 150,000 items (1287 boxes, 400 linear feet).
Organized into the following series: I. Music, 1930-1979, II. Correspondence, 1931-1980, III. Subject Files, 1924-1984, IV. Concerts and Tours, 1922-1980, V. Radio, 1932-1964, VI. Television and Motion Pictures, 1935-1975, VII. Recordings, 1937-1979, VIII. U.S.O., 1941-1975, IX. Lily Pons, 1935-1976, X. Press, 1936-1980, XI. Edits to Scores, 1941-1969, XII. Photographs, 1930s-1979, XIII. Realia, 1934-1979.
The music manuscripts consist of full score arrangements for orchestra which were performed primarily on several different radio shows in the 30s and 40s: the "Andre Kostelanetz Presents" program, the "Chesterfield" program, the "Coca Cola" program, the "Ethyl Gas" program and the "Chrysler" program, and later the "Promenades Concerts" at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to the music manuscripts there are correspondence, financial and business records, photographs, and other non-musical materials pertaining to his radio broadcasts.
Andre Kostelanetz (b. Dec. 22, 1901, in Saint Petersburg, Russia; d. Jan. 13, 1980, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) was an American conductor, arranger, and pianist. He was known for juxtaposing popular and classical repertoire in radio broadcasts and concert performances with some of the world's leading orchestras.
Open to research.
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Andre Kostelanetz Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress.
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Sound recordings Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
Collection material in English.
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