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The Koussevitzky Music Foundation, which celebrated its 70th anniversary during 2012, has throughout its history aided the birth of significant works by many of the world’s most important composers. Included among its commissions are:

John Adams’ Eros Piano
Samuel Barber’s Prayers of Kirkegaard
Bela Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra
Arthur Berger’s Septet
Luciano Berio’s Traces
Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade
Harrison Birtwistle’s Silbury Air
Ernest Bloch’s Sinfonia Breve
Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes
John Cage’s Cheap Imitation
Carlos Chavez’ Sinfonia no. 5
Aaron Copland’s Symphony no. 3
George Crumb’s Madrigals Books I and II
Luigi Dallapiccola’s Tartiniana
Peter Maxwell Davies’ Revelation and Fall
Jacob Druckman’s Windows
Henry Dutilleux’ Concerto for Two Orchestras
Morton Feldman’s Instruments
Irving Fine’s String Quartet
Lukas Foss’ Symphony of Chorales
Alexander Goehr’s Colossus or Panic
Howard Hanson’s Piano Concerto
Lou Harrison’s Elegiac Symphony
Jonathan Harvey’s Timepieces
Karel Husa’s Violin Sonata
Ulysses Kay’s The Bore
Oliver Knussen’s Ophelia Dances
Gyorgy Ligeti’s Ramifications
Olivier Messaien’s Turangalila-Symphonie
Douglas Moore’s Ballad of Baby Doe
Krzysztof Penderecki’s Cello Concerto
Goffredo Petrassi’s Quinto Concerto
Walter Piston’s Symphony no. 3
Francis Poulenc’s Gloria
Steve Reich’s Three Movements for Orchestra
Arnold Schoenberg’s Survivor from Warsaw
Gunther Schuller’s Double Bass Concerto
William Schuman’s Symphony no. 7
Roger Sessions’ Symphony no. 3
Harold Shapero’s Symphony for Classical Orchestra
Seymour Shifrin’s String Quartet no. 3
Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Mixtur
Igor Stravinsky’s Ode
Michael Tippett’s King Priam
Edgard Varese’s Notturno
William Walton’s The Bear

In the last decade alone, commissions have been awarded to a distinguished and diverse group of composers:

Koussevitzky Foundation Commissions 2002-2012

Please note that there was no Commissioning Program in 2009.

John Aylward, 2011
Claude Baker, 2002
Derek Bermel, 2007
Chester Biscardi, 2007
Edmund Campion, 2008
Yu-Hui Chang, 2008
Eric Chasalow, 2005
Anthony Cheung, 2011
Shih-Hui Chen, 2004
Kee Yong Chong, 2008
Miguel Chuaqui, 2004
John Corigliano, 2010
Brian Current, 2006
Gregory D'Alessio, 2002
Justin Dello Joio, 2010
Jason Eckardt, 2011
Fang Man, 2010
David Felder, 2010
Agustin Fernandez, 2011
Jacqueline Fontyn, 2004
Matthew Greenbaum, 2007
Sofia Gubaidulina, 2008
John Harbison, 2006
Donald Harris, 2006
Stephen Hartke, 2005
Jennifer Higdon, 2011
Arthur Kampela, 2007
Jonathan Keren, 2007
Oliver Knussen, 2006
William Kraft, 2003
Thierry Lancino, 2007
Philippe Leroux, 2003
Magnus Lindberg, 2002
Eric Lindsay, 2008
Zhou Long, 2004
Jing Jing Luo, 2005
Bruno Mantovani, 2008
Nicholas Maw, 2003
Harold Meltzer, 2011
Benoit Mernier, 2011
Eric Moe, 2010
Tristan Murail, 2012
Hyo-Shin Na, 2002
Lior Navok, 2004
Wayne Peterson, 2002
David Rakowski, 2006
Bernard Rands, 2005
Roger Reynolds, 2005
Poul Ruders, 2005
Kaija Saariaho, 2012
Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, 2005
David Sanford, 2004
Bright Sheng, 2010
Alvin Singleton, 2002
Ronald Bruce Smith, 2012
Kate Soper, 2012
Tison Street, 2003
David Taddie, 2003
Augusta Read Thomas, 2010
Jukka Tiensuu, 2010
Mark-Anthony Turnage, 2004
Chinary Ung, 2005
Wang Jie, 2012
Chou Wen-Chung, 2005
Scott Wheeler, 2002
Barbara White, 2003
Dan Yuhas, 2007