The First Class: 1940
Listen: 1940 Performance of Randall Thompson's Alleluia - Excerpt
When a Dream Comes True
In his speech to the first class of student musicians, Koussevitzky describes how his dream became reality. Because English was not his first language, Koussevitzky carefully marked in stress and punctuation indications on his copy of the speech.
Photocopy courtesy of the Library of Congress