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Latest Andre Kostelanetz Stories

2008-12-19 19:45:03

The estate of Andre Kostelanetz has donated the Russian-born conductor-arranger's papers and artifacts to the Library of Congress. Kostelanetz, who immigrated to the United States in 1922 at age 21, was an influential figure in the development of music recording and broadcasting. He is credited with discovering microphone placement, sound mixing and other techniques that allowed listeners to hear recorded and broadcast music more as it would sound in a live performance. Kostelanetz died in...

2008-09-29 21:00:22

The papers of legendary conductor, arranger and broadcaster Andre Kostelanetz have been donated to the Library of Congress by his estate. Kostelanetz died in 1980. The gift is a veritable treasure trove for students of 20th century music and broadcasting. The archive of Kostelanetz' personal property, papers, clippings, letters, sound recordings, posters, and photographs spans some 73 crates. It documents in detail the career of one of America's most remarkable men of music. The gift from...

2008-09-22 09:00:35

The papers of legendary conductor, arranger and broadcaster Andre Kostelanetz have been donated to the Library of Congress by his estate. Kostelanetz died in 1980. The gift is a veritable treasure trove for students of 20th century music and broadcasting. The archive of Kostelantez' personal property, papers, clippings, letters, sound recordings, posters, and photographs spans some 73 crates. It documents in detail the career of one of America's most remarkable men of music. The gift from...


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