Armin Jordan

Conductor. Born 9 April 1932. Died 20 September 2006
Armin Jordan
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1932-04-09
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Armin Jordan

Armin Jordan Biography (Wikipedia)

Armin Jordan (9 April 1932 – 20 September 2006) was a Swiss conductor known for his interpretations of French music, Mozart and Wagner.

Armin Jordan was born in Lucerne, Switzerland. "Mr. Jordan was a large man, with a slab of a face and a full mouth, often twisted in a sardonic smile, and his powerful physical presence belied the careful near-understatement of his conducting", noted The New York Times in his obituary.

Jordan was most unusual at a time when conductors flew about the world from one engagement to another. For the most part he stayed close to home in Switzerland and France. After leading a number of Swiss orchestras he became principal conductor of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Geneva, in 1985, a position he held until 1997.

Armin Jordan did not conduct in the United States until 1985. He appeared in Seattle and New York City. Seattle scheduled him for Wagner's Ring in 2000 and 2001, but he had to withdraw after a few performances in 2000 because of illness. For the same reason, he canceled his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 2001. He was to have conducted Mozart's Così fan tutte. His son, the conductor Philippe Jordan, made his own debut at the Met in 2002.

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Claude Debussy
Rondes de Printemps (Images)
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Rondes de Printemps (Images)
Richard Strauss
Ariadne's aria "Es gibt ein Reich" - from "Ariadne auf Naxos"
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Ariadne's aria "Es gibt ein Reich" - from "Ariadne auf Naxos"
Franz Lehár
Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss (Giuditta)
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Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss (Giuditta)
Otto Nicolai
Fenton's aria "Horch, die Lerch singt in Hain"
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Fenton's aria "Horch, die Lerch singt in Hain"
Francis Poulenc
La dame de Monte-Carlo
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La dame de Monte-Carlo
Ernest Chausson
Finale (Le Roi Arthus)
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Finale (Le Roi Arthus)
Ernest Chausson
Delicieux oubli des choses (Le Roi Arthus, Act 1 Scene 3)
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Delicieux oubli des choses (Le Roi Arthus, Act 1 Scene 3)
Ernest Chausson
Poeme de l'amour et de la mer
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Poeme de l'amour et de la mer
Giacomo Puccini
Cio Cio San's aria "Un bel dì vedrem" - from "Madame Butterfly", Act II part I
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Cio Cio San's aria "Un bel dì vedrem" - from "Madame Butterfly", Act II part I
Frank Martin
Petite Symphonie Concertante (3rd mvt)
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Petite Symphonie Concertante (3rd mvt)
Henri Duparc
Phidyle
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Phidyle
Gabriel Fauré
Sicilienne (Pelléas et Mélisande, Op 80)
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Sicilienne (Pelléas et Mélisande, Op 80)
Frank Martin
Petite Symphonie Concertante
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Petite Symphonie Concertante
Paul Dukas
Ariane et Barbe-Bleue - 'A Mort! A Mort!
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Ariane et Barbe-Bleue - 'A Mort! A Mort!

Ariane et Barbe-Bleue - 'A Mort! A Mort!

Composer
Performer
Choir and New Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France
Conductor
Maurice Delage
Maktah (berceuse phoque)
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Maktah (berceuse phoque)

Maktah (berceuse phoque)

Ensemble
Kammerensemble de Paris
Conductor
Frank Martin
Petite symphonie concertante for harp, harpischord, piano & double string orchestra
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Petite symphonie concertante for harp, harpischord, piano & double string orchestra
Sergei Prokofiev
The People's Dance (Romeo and Juliet)
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The People's Dance (Romeo and Juliet)
Frédéric Chopin
Piano concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11
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Piano concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (The Magic Flute)
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Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (The Magic Flute)
Joseph Haydn
In felice sventurata, Hob XXIVb:15 [1789]
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In felice sventurata, Hob XXIVb:15 [1789]
Robert Thuillier, Suisse Romande Orchestra, Gabriel Fauré & Armin Jordan
Pelleas et Melisande - suite (Op.80), Sicilienne
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Pelleas et Melisande - suite (Op.80), Sicilienne

Pelleas et Melisande - suite (Op.80), Sicilienne

Performer
Robert Thuillier
Orchestra
Suisse Romande Orchestra
Conductor
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French Radio Chorus, French Radio New Philharmonic Orchestra, Marcel Vanaud, César Franck, Armin Jordan, David Rendall & François Loup
Les Beatitudes - oratorio M.53 for solo voices, chorus and orchestra
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Les Beatitudes - oratorio M.53 for solo voices, chorus and orchestra

Les Beatitudes - oratorio M.53 for solo voices, chorus and orchestra

Performer
French Radio Chorus, French Radio New Philharmonic Orchestra, Marcel Vanaud, César Franck, Armin Jordan, David Rendall & François Loup
Maurice Ravel
Rapsodie espagnole vers. for orchestra
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Rapsodie espagnole vers. for orchestra

Rapsodie espagnole vers. for orchestra

Performer
Suisse Romande Orchestra
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