Maurice Gendron

Cellist. Born 26 December 1920. Died 20 August 1990
Maurice Gendron
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1920-12-26
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Maurice Gendron

Maurice Gendron Biography (Wikipedia)

Maurice Gendron (26 December 1920, near Nice – 20 August 1990, Grez-sur-Loing) was a French cellist, conductor and teacher. He is widely considered one of the greatest cellists of the twentieth century. He was an Officer of the Legion of Honor and a recipient of the National Order of Merit. He was an active member of the French Resistance during World War II.

He recorded most of the standard concerto repertoire with conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Raymond Leppard, and Pablo Casals (he was the only cellist to appear on a commercial recording under the baton of Casals), and with orchestras such as the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He also recorded the sonata repertoire with pianists such as Philippe Entremont and Jean Françaix. For 25 years, he was a member of a celebrated piano trio with Yehudi and Hephzibah Menuhin. He also made a famous recording (earned an Edison Award), of J. S. Bach's solo cello suites.

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Maurice Gendron Tracks

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Antonín Dvořák
Rondo in G minor, Op. 94
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Rondo in G minor, Op. 94
Ludwig van Beethoven
12 variations on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen'
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12 variations on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen'
Maurice Gendron
Cello Concerto in D major, H VIIb 2
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Cello Concerto in D major, H VIIb 2
Ludwig van Beethoven
Variations on Handel's 'See the conqu'ring hero comes'
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Variations on Handel's 'See the conqu'ring hero comes'
Ludwig van Beethoven
Trio for Piano, Vioin and Cello Op.70 No.1 "Ghost"
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Trio for Piano, Vioin and Cello Op.70 No.1 "Ghost"
Antonio Vivaldi
Cello Sonata In B Flat Major Rv.47
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Cello Sonata In B Flat Major Rv.47
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart Trio in G major K 564
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Mozart Trio in G major K 564
Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite No. 1 In G Major Bwv.1007 For Cello Solo
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Suite No. 1 In G Major Bwv.1007 For Cello Solo
Johannes Brahms
String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36
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String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36
Claude Debussy
Cello Sonata
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Cello Sonata
Gabriel Fauré
Elegie Op.24
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Elegie Op.24
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No 6 in D major, BWV 1012 (Prelude)
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Cello Suite No 6 in D major, BWV 1012 (Prelude)
Johannes Brahms
Cello Sonata No 2 in F Major Op.99
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Cello Sonata No 2 in F Major Op.99
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1970: Prom 09
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Royal Albert Hall
1970-07-27T21:44:10
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Jul
1970

Proms 1970: Prom 09

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1970: Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1970
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Royal Albert Hall
1970-07-17T21:44:10
17
Jul
1970

Proms 1970: Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1970

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1965: Prom 39
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Royal Albert Hall
1965-08-31T21:44:10
31
Aug
1965

Proms 1965: Prom 39

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1959: Prom 40
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Royal Albert Hall
1959-09-09T21:44:10
9
Sep
1959

Proms 1959: Prom 40

Royal Albert Hall

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