Saturday, March 25, 2017
Kosty speaks! The voice behind the baton.
A treat for us Kosty fans, courtesy of FOTB (friend of the blog) Kevin Tam--a 1955 or 1956 interview with Andre Kostelanetz, in which Andre discusses the inspiration behind the suite (I either didn't know or had forgotten the suite was Kosty's idea), shares some Ferde Grofe details, and, starting with band 6, discusses the other selections on Columbia CL 763.
He had a charming Russian accent--a little thicker than I might have guessed, but of course I had no evidence to go by. I did, however, watch a Kosty appearance on I've Got a Secret, which is (or at least was) up on YouTube.
The voice behind the baton. Thanks, Kevin!
Link: Kosty Speaks
You can listen at Box.com or download the file (upper right-hand corner).