The New York Philharmonic
The New York Philharmonic Archives houses all of the orchestral scores and parts used by Andre Kostelanetz for his special Promenade Concerts copies of all the programs he conducted with the Orchestra, lists of works performed, personal files that include his correspondence with Orchestra personnel, and one of his conducting tuxedos as well as a few of his batons.
Archival recordings of the Promenade concerts are also in their collection.
New York Philharmonic Digital Archive
Andre Kostelanetz's 642 Scores and 143 Programs are now publicly accessible for viewing.
Library of Congress
In 1980 Kostelanetz donated his music scores and manuscripts, catalogues, recordings by him and his private record collection, materials connected to the radio programs broadcasts including lists of guest artists, his kinescopes developed for broadcasting use and numerous other items to the Library of Congress.
The record for the collection housed at the library for the approximately 7,000 items is as follows:
Author: Kostelanetz, Andre, 1901-1980.
Title: Andre Kostelanetz collection, 1930-1960.
Description: 154 linear ft. (504 boxes, ca. 7,000 items)
LC Call No.: ML31.K65
Notes: Andre 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. 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.
In June 2008 the Andre Kostelanetz Estate donated to the Library of Congress a large amount materials including papers, clippings, letters, sound recordings, posters and photographs. They are in the process of being inventoried and catalogued.
Contracts, correspondence and promotional materials
Tom Tierney, Archivist
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