John Harbison on Koussevitzky Said:
Harbison talks with Brian Bell about the reasons for honoring Koussevitzky and the connection to words spoken by the conductor.
Here are excerpts from the text:
"The next Beethoven will from Colorado come."
"I will keep playing this music -- until you hear it."
"If not in tune, it smells of office, as if price five cents."
"You have to portray the music correctly; play it from your hearts."
"Let's do it together for our own satisfaction."