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Manuscript/Mixed Material Jerome Kern to Andre Kostelanetz, January 23, 1942

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  • Jerome Kern to Andre Kostelanetz, January 23, 1942


  • Kern, Jerome


  • -  Online scan courtesy of Linda Kern Cummings
  • -  Typescript letter discussing Kern's proposed structure for Portrait for orchestra (Mark Twain).
  • -  For information about this resource, refer to finding aid available at
  • -  Record created through migration from the Performing Arts Encyclopedia Database.


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Call Number/Physical Location

  • ML31 .K65

Source Collection

  • Andre Kostelanetz collection, 1922-1984 Box/Folder 1137/11


  • c-Music Andre Kostelanetz Collection Box/Folder 1137/11 Refer to finding aid

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2023870592

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The following items are included in The Andre Kostelanetz Collection with permission as noted:

General Credit for Andre Kostelanetz Materials

Correspondence by and performances of Andre Kostelanetz used by permission of the Royalty Pool of Andre Kostelanetz.

Address: Bob Frank and Lucy Kostelanetz, administrators of Royalty Pool, 924 West End Ave, #122, New York, NY 10025.


"How I Prepare a Radio Program: An Interview with the Celebrated Conductor Andre Kostelanetz" by Doron K.  Antrim originally appeared in The Etude 59:1(January 1941), pp. 11, 64. It is reprinted with permission of Theodore Presser Company.

"Color in the Popular Orchestra: An Interview with Andre Kostelanetz" by Rose Heylbut originally appeared in The Etude. 62: 12 (December 1944) pp. 683-684. It is reprinted with permission of Theodore Presser Company.

"Kostelanetz: An Overview," by Dick O'Connor originally appeared in James H. North, Andre Kostelanetz on Records and on the Air: A Discography and Radio Log. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011. pp. ix-xvi. It is reprinted with permission  of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

Sound Recordings

Music from the following Columbia recordings is used with permission from Sony Music Entertainment.

  • Andre Kostelanetz Conducts the Music of Alan Hovhaness, 1977
  • Hudson River Suite, 1955
  • Last Tango in Paris / Oh, Babe, What Would You Say, 1973
  • Lure of the Tropics, 1953
  • Music of George Gershwin, 1955
  • Music of Irving Berlin, 1950
  • Music of Jerome Kern, 1955
  • The Kostelanetz Sound of Today, 1967
  • You Light Up My Life, 1977

Excerpts from the following CBS Radio programs are used Courtesy of Entercom.

  • Chesterfield Presents
  • Concert for the Canadian War Effort
  • Ford Sunday Evening Hour
  • Kostelanetz Live from the Front
  • Music Millions Love
  • Music of the Two Americas
  • Pause that Refreshes on the Air
  • So You Want to Be. . . A Conductor
  • Tune-up Time

Suggested credit line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

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Chicago citation style:

Kern, Jerome. Jerome Kern to Andre Kostelanetz. 1942. Manuscript/Mixed Material.

APA citation style:

Kern, J. (1942) Jerome Kern to Andre Kostelanetz. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Kern, Jerome. Jerome Kern to Andre Kostelanetz. 1942. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.