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He was a cousin of physicist Lew Kowarski. Petersburg stock exchange; his maternal grandfather, Aizik Yevelevich Dymshitz, was a wealthy merchant and industrialist, engaged in timber production. Kostelanetz escaped in after the Russian Revolution. He arrived in the United States that year, and in the s, conducted concerts for radio. Kostelanetz was known for arranging and recording light classical music pieces for mass audiences, as well as orchestral versions of songs and Broadway show tunes.
He made numerous recordings over the course of his career, which had sales of over 50 million. For many years, he conducted the New York Philharmonic in pops concerts and recordings, in which they were billed as Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra. Kostelanetz may be best known to modern audiences for a series of easy listening instrumental albums on Columbia Records from the s until Kostelanetz actually started making this music before there was a genre called "easy listening".
He continued until after some of Its Gonna Take A Miracle - Deniece Williams - Black Butterfly • The Essential Niecy contemporaries, including Mantovanihad stopped recording.
Outside the United States, one of his best known works was an orchestral arrangement of the tune "With a Song in my Heart", which was the signature tune of a long-running BBC radio program, at first called Forces Favouritesthen Family Favouritesand finally Two Way Family Favourites.
William Walton dedicated his Capriccio burlesco to Kostelanetz, who conducted the first performance and made the first recording, both with the New York Philharmonic. He was then married to soprano Lily Pons from towhen the marriage was dissolved. They owned a home in Palm Springs, California which was built in His brother, Boris Kostelanetz —was a prominent tax defense lawyer. While André Kostelanetz - The Very Thought Of You Haiti, Kostelanetz contracted pneumonia and died on January 13,aged Many of the early LP releases were actually re-releases of albums released earlier on 78 rpm records.
Musical Comedy Favorites, for example, was released as Volume 1 album M in late for songs 1 through 8, and Volume 2 M in for the remaining 8 songs on the second side of the André Kostelanetz - The Very Thought Of You . Four of Kostelanetz's albums made the Billboard Hotno match for his Columbia easy listening rivals Ray Conniff and Percy Faith but typical of many of popular instrumental easy listening artists of the day whose audience did not buy their albums immediately upon release but bought them over the years.
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