Saturday, September 20, 2008
Andre Kostelanetz papers donated to the Library of Congress
"Papers of conductor and arranger Andre Kostelanetz are being donated to the Library of Congress by the musician's estate, marking a significant expansion of the collection Kostelanetz provided to the Library during his lifetime. Kostelanetz, who died in 1980, was a major figure in U.S. popular music and on radio for half a century. Early in his career, he was best known for his interpretations of classical pieces, and over his lifetime he was credited with selling more than 50 million recordings that tapped a public appetite for popular arrangements of classical and Broadway music."