Pierre Monteux

Conductor. Born 4 April 1875. Died 1 July 1964
Pierre Monteux
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1875-04-04
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Pierre Monteux

Pierre Monteux Biography (Wikipedia)

Pierre Benjamin Monteux (4 April 1875 – 1 July 1964) was a French (later American) conductor. After violin and viola studies, and a decade as an orchestral player and occasional conductor, he began to receive regular conducting engagements in 1907. He came to prominence when, for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company between 1911 and 1914, he conducted the world premieres of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and other prominent works including Petrushka, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé, and Debussy's Jeux. Thereafter he directed orchestras around the world for more than half a century.

From 1917 to 1919 Monteux was the principal conductor of the French repertoire at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He led the Boston Symphony Orchestra (1919–24), Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra (1924–34), Orchestre Symphonique de Paris (1929–38) and San Francisco Symphony (1936–52). In 1961, aged eighty-six, he accepted the chief conductorship of the London Symphony Orchestra, a post which he held until his death three years later. Although known for his performances of the French repertoire, his chief love was the music of German composers, above all Brahms. He disliked recording, finding it incompatible with spontaneity, but he nevertheless made a substantial number of records.

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Maurice Ravel
Le jardin féerique (Ma mère l'oye)
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Le jardin féerique (Ma mère l'oye)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 'Eroica'
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Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 'Eroica'
William Grant Still
Old California
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Old California
Franz Schubert
Entr'acte in B fjat major (Rosamunde, D 797)
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Entr'acte in B fjat major (Rosamunde, D 797)
Maurice Ravel
Sheherazade - 3 poems for voice and orchestra (1903)
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Sheherazade - 3 poems for voice and orchestra (1903)
Hector Berlioz
Le Carnaval romain - overture, Op 9
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Le Carnaval romain - overture, Op 9
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV 1043 (2nd mvt)
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Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV 1043 (2nd mvt)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36
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Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36
Claude Debussy
Rondes de printemps [3rd movement of "Images"]
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Rondes de printemps [3rd movement of "Images"]
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake (Danse espagnole)
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Swan Lake (Danse espagnole)
Claude Debussy
Iberia (Images)
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Iberia (Images)
Maurice Ravel
Daphnis Et Chloé
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Daphnis Et Chloé
Maurice Ravel
Rapsodie Espagnole
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Rapsodie Espagnole
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
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Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Igor Stravinsky
Petrushka
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Petrushka
Johannes Brahms
Academic Festival Overture
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Academic Festival Overture
Igor Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring: Part I
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The Rite of Spring: Part I
Aram Khachaturian
Violin Concerto
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Violin Concerto
César Franck
Symphony in D minor
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Symphony in D minor
Jules Massenet
Manon, Act 3 (excerpt)
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Manon, Act 3 (excerpt)
Maurice Ravel
Daphnis Et Chloe - Introduction et dance religieuse and Scène-Danse générale
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Daphnis Et Chloe - Introduction et dance religieuse and Scène-Danse générale
Ludwig van Beethoven
King Stephen: Overture
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King Stephen: Overture
Richard Wagner
Brunnhilde's Abschied - from Gotterdammerung (1876)
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Brunnhilde's Abschied - from Gotterdammerung (1876)
Nicolò Paganini
Violin Concerto No 1 in E flat major
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Violin Concerto No 1 in E flat major
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Finale (Swan Lake, Act 3)
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Finale (Swan Lake, Act 3)
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No.94 in G 'The Surprise'
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Symphony No.94 in G 'The Surprise'
Claude Debussy
Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune
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Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune
Claude Debussy
Nocturnes
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Nocturnes
Maurice Ravel
Habanera (Rapsodie espagnole)
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Habanera (Rapsodie espagnole)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Largo ma non tanto (2nd mvt) from Concerto in D minor for 2 violins and string orchestra, BWV.1043
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Largo ma non tanto (2nd mvt) from Concerto in D minor for 2 violins and string orchestra, BWV.1043
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No.101 in D major, 'The Clock'
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Symphony No.101 in D major, 'The Clock'
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36
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Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36

Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36

Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Maurice Ravel
Ma mère l'Oye
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Ma mère l'Oye
Franz Schubert
Symphony No 8 in B minor, D 759
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Symphony No 8 in B minor, D 759
Hector Berlioz
Romeo at the tomb of the Capulets
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Romeo at the tomb of the Capulets
Franz Schubert
Incidental music to Rosamunde; Overture 'Die Zauberharfe'
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Incidental music to Rosamunde; Overture 'Die Zauberharfe'
Maurice Ravel
Shéhérazade
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Shéhérazade
Johannes Brahms
Academic Festival Overture
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Academic Festival Overture
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