Ernest Bour

Conductor. Born 20 April 1913. Died 20 June 2001
Ernest Bour
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1913-04-20
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Ernest Bour

Ernest Bour Biography (Wikipedia)

Ernest Bour (20 April 1913 - 20 June 2001) was a noted conductor. Born in Thionville, Moselle (in north-eastern Lorraine, then part of Germany), Bour studied at both the University and the Conservatoire of Strasbourg. His conducting teachers included Fritz Münch and Hermann Scherchen.

Perhaps his most heard recording is of Ligeti's Atmospheres with the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra aka Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks Baden-Baden heard on the soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

After serving as chorus master for the radio choruses of Geneva and Strasbourg, he was appointed conductor of the Orchestre de Mulhouse in 1941. In 1950 he became conductor of the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1955 of the Strasbourg Opera House, where he had conducted the premiere of Delannoy's Puck in 1949. He was principal conductor of the SWF Symphony Orchestra in Baden-Baden from 1964 to 1979. He conducted the European premiere of Berio's Sinfonia during the 1969 Donaueschingen Festival by the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra. From 1976 until 1987 he was permanent guest conductor of The Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra located in the VARA radio headquarters in Hilversum.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No.5 in B flat major K.22
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Symphony No.5 in B flat major K.22
György Ligeti
Overture: Atmospheres
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Overture: Atmospheres
Maurice Ravel
Le Tombeau de Couperin
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Le Tombeau de Couperin
Wolfgang Rihm
Morphonie
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Morphonie
György Ligeti
Lontano
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Lontano
Nelson Freire
Andante spianato and grande polonaise
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Andante spianato and grande polonaise

Andante spianato and grande polonaise

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SWF Symphony Orchestra
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Maurice Ravel
L' Enfant et les sortilèges
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L' Enfant et les sortilèges
Ernest Bour
Les Victories - Symphony No. 4 (feat. Matthijs Vermeulen & Residentie Orkest)
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Les Victories - Symphony No. 4 (feat. Matthijs Vermeulen & Residentie Orkest)
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