After a season of rehearsals Mr. Koussevitzky took his band on tour aboard a steamer—a little gift from his father-in-law.
It was at that time, he says, that Mr. Koussevitzky sent for him and began an intensive course of study before the triple mirror.
Mr. Koussevitzky swung 'round and continued playing Debussy's brooding, sensuous dreampiece as if nothing had happened.
Mr. Koussevitzky says that the Bolsheviks robbed him of about a million in money, land and other property.
The Bolsheviks made Mr. Koussevitzky director of the state orchestras which, in those early Soviet days, were at low musical ebb.
Those who knew his history look upon Mr. Koussevitzky's joyous, unrestrained gymnastics with tolerant eyes.
The players raised an unholy rumpus, but Koussevitzky persisted.
In seven years Mr. Koussevitzky and his men traveled some 3,000 miles.