John Nelson

American conductor. Born 9 December 1941
John Nelson
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1941-12-09
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John Nelson

John Nelson Biography (Wikipedia)

John Wilton Nelson (born December 6, 1941, San José, Costa Rica, of American parents) is an American conductor. His parents were Protestant missionaries.

Nelson studied at Wheaton College and later at the Juilliard School of Music with Jean Morel. Nelson was music director of the Greenwich Philharmonia and the New Jersey Pro Arte, and also served on the conducting staff of the Metropolitan Opera. In 1973, he conducted his New York City opera debut at Carnegie Hall in an uncut performance of Berlioz's Les Troyens. With the Metropolitan Opera, his professional opera conducting debut was also with Les Troyens, on one day's notice as an emergency substitute for Rafael Kubelík.

Nelson was music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra from 1976 to 1987, making commercial recordings there of music by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Charles Martin Loeffler for New World Records. With Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, he was music director from 1985 to 1988, and principal conductor from 1988 to 1991. He was also music director of the Caramoor Festival in Katonah, New York, from 1983 to 1990. In 1998, Nelson became music director of the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris (now renamed the Orchestre de chambre de Paris), a position he retained for ten years.

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Hector Berlioz
Chers Tyriens, tant de nobles travaux (Les Troyens)
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Chers Tyriens, tant de nobles travaux (Les Troyens)

Chers Tyriens, tant de nobles travaux (Les Troyens)

Choir
Choeur Philharmonique de Strasbourg
Chœur de l'Opéra national du Rhin
Badisches State Opera Chorus
Orchestra
Orchestra Philharmonique de Strasbourg
Conductor
Hector Berlioz
Les Troyens: Dance of the Egyptian Women; Ballet of the Slaves; Royal Hunt & Storm
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Les Troyens: Dance of the Egyptian Women; Ballet of the Slaves; Royal Hunt & Storm
Hector Berlioz
Béatrice et Bénédict: Act I, 'Vous soupirez, madame'
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Béatrice et Bénédict: Act I, 'Vous soupirez, madame'
Hector Berlioz
Les Troyens: Act I. 'Andromaque et son fils!.. Due peuple et des soldats"
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Les Troyens: Act I. 'Andromaque et son fils!.. Due peuple et des soldats"
Hector Berlioz
Te Deum: Prélude
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Te Deum: Prélude
Hector Berlioz
Te Deum Op.22, H118; Te Deum laudamus (Hymne)
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Te Deum Op.22, H118; Te Deum laudamus (Hymne)

Te Deum Op.22, H118; Te Deum laudamus (Hymne)

Choir
choeur de l'enfant de l'Union Europeenne D'Antony
Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris
Conductor
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Hector Berlioz
Chers Tyriens, tant de nobles travaux (Les Troyens, Act 3)
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Chers Tyriens, tant de nobles travaux (Les Troyens, Act 3)
Hector Berlioz
Les Franc-juges Op 3 (Overture)
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Les Franc-juges Op 3 (Overture)
Hector Berlioz
Adieu, fiere cité (Les Troyens)
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Adieu, fiere cité (Les Troyens)
Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Euntes ibant et flebant Op.32 for chorus
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Euntes ibant et flebant Op.32 for chorus
Hector Berlioz
No.11 Finale: Marche Troyenne
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No.11 Finale: Marche Troyenne

No.11 Finale: Marche Troyenne

Orchestra
The Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor
Felix Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Overture, Op 21)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Overture, Op 21)
Hector Berlioz
Les Troyens (Opening Chorus, Act 1)
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Les Troyens (Opening Chorus, Act 1)
Hector Berlioz
Les Troyens: Adieu fiere cite
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Les Troyens: Adieu fiere cite
Hector Berlioz
Les Troyens: Act 1 No.4, Chorus. "Dieux protecteurs de la ville éternelle"
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Les Troyens: Act 1 No.4, Chorus. "Dieux protecteurs de la ville éternelle"
Luca Antonio Predieri
Pace una volta (Zenobia)
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Pace una volta (Zenobia)
Hector Berlioz
Les Troyens Act 4
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Les Troyens Act 4
Alessandro Scarlatti
Con voce festiva (Arie con tromba sola)
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Con voce festiva (Arie con tromba sola)
Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Euntes ibant et flebant, Op 32
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Euntes ibant et flebant, Op 32

Euntes ibant et flebant, Op 32

Choir
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Conductor
John Nelson
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata 197: Vergnunen ubd Lust, Gedeihen und Heil
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Cantata 197: Vergnunen ubd Lust, Gedeihen und Heil
François Leleux
Oboe Concerto in C major, K 314 (3rd mvt)
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Oboe Concerto in C major, K 314 (3rd mvt)
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