Louis de Froment

Conductor. Born 5 December 1921. Died 19 August 1994
Louis de Froment
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1921-12-05
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Louis de Froment

Louis de Froment Biography (Wikipedia)

Louis de Froment (5 December 1921 – 19 August 1994) was a French conductor.

Froment was born into a French noble family in Toulouse, and started his musical studies at the city conservatory. He later attended the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique (CNSM) of Paris and was a pupil of Louis Fourestier, Eugène Bigot and André Cluytens. In 1948, he received a first prize in conducting.

Louis de Froment served as music director of orchestras at the casinos of Deauville and Cannes. He also worked as head of the permanent chamber orchestra of the radio in Nice (1958–59), of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio-Télé Luxembourg (1958–80), and also conducted the Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française.

He conducted the première of the Concerto Breve by Xavier Montsalvatge, with Alicia de Larrocha (piano) and the Barcelona Orchestra in 1953, and the opera Les caprices de Marianne by Henri Sauguet at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 1954.

His recordings include:

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Anton Stepanovich Arensky
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 54
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Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 54
Germaine Tailleferre
Ballade for piano and orchestra
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Ballade for piano and orchestra

Ballade for piano and orchestra

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Rosario Marciano
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Luxembourg Radio Orchestra
Rosari Marciano, Cécile Louise Chaminade, Orchestre symphonique de Radio Télé Luxembourg & Louis de Froment
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Rosari Marciano, Cécile Louise Chaminade, Orchestre symphonique de Radio Télé Luxembourg & Louis de Froment
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