The Boston Symphony Orchestra
If music hath charms to soothe the savage beast, let’s have more music in this troubled year. Twenty-two years ago, Dr. Serge Koussevitsky first led the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the airways. Since then, millions of Americans in cities, small towns, and in lonely farmhouses have listened enrapt to the music at his command. Today the nation takes pride in his incomparable record. For the genius and devotion which brought these musicians together; for the hearing given to unknown composers; for the springtime delight of the Pops and Esplanade concerts; for the vision which created the Berkshire Festival, and for the sheer beauty of its every performance goes this Peabody Award for outstanding entertainment in music.