Diego Masson

Born 21 June 1935
Diego Masson
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1935-06-21
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Diego Masson

Diego Masson Biography (Wikipedia)

Diego Masson (born 21 June 1935 in Tossa de Mar, Spain) is a French conductor, composer, and percussionist.

The son of artist André Masson and brother of the singer and actor Luís Masson, Diego Masson studied piano and composition at the Paris Conservatoire. Upon graduation, he joined the Domaine Musical as percussionist and began studying conducting with the group's director, Pierre Boulez. In 1966 he formed Musique Vivante, a group specializing in contemporary music which he still directs (Griffiths and Goodwin 2001). Musique Vivante has introduced many important compositions by French and foreign composers, in particular the music of Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen. In 1969 Masson conducted the world première of Stockhausen's Stop, which is dedicated to him, and the group also took part in the premières of "Setz die Segel zur Sonne" from Aus den sieben Tagen and the 1972 version of Momente (Griffiths and Goodwin 2001).

In addition to conducting specialist new-music groups like the Asko Ensemble, Xenakis Ensemble, the Composers Ensemble, Klangforum Wien, the London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Alternance, Ensemble Modern, and Musik Fabrik, he has worked with major orchestras including all the BBC Orchestras, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Collegium Academicum of Geneva, Helsinki Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, the New Zealand Symphony, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic (Anon. 2013).

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Pierre Boulez
Domaines for clarinet and 21 instruments in 6 groups (extract)
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Domaines for clarinet and 21 instruments in 6 groups (extract)
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Aus den Sieben Tagen
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Aus den Sieben Tagen
Elliott Carter
Symphonia sum fluxae pretum spei
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Symphonia sum fluxae pretum spei
Elliott Carter
Boston Concerto
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Boston Concerto
Elliott Carter
Variations for orchestra (1955)
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Variations for orchestra (1955)
Nicolas Hodges
Two Controversies and a Conversation (2010/11) for piano, perc and chamber orch
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Two Controversies and a Conversation (2010/11) for piano, perc and chamber orch
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Past BBC Events

Born in the USA: Elliott Carter: A Celebration - Concert One
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City Halls
2014-05-28T16:59:58
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28
May
2014
Born in the USA: Elliott Carter: A Celebration - Concert One

Born in the USA: Elliott Carter: A Celebration - Concert One

City Halls
Proms 2009: Prom 66
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Royal Albert Hall
2009-09-04T16:59:58
4
Sep
2009

Proms 2009: Prom 66

22:15
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2005: Prom 26
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Royal Albert Hall
2005-08-02T16:59:58
2
Aug
2005

Proms 2005: Prom 26

22:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2001: Proms Chamber Music 04
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Victoria & Albert Museum
2001-08-13T16:59:58
13
Aug
2001

Proms 2001: Proms Chamber Music 04

13:00
Victoria & Albert Museum
Proms 1987: Prom 18
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Royal Albert Hall
1987-07-31T16:59:58
31
Jul
1987

Proms 1987: Prom 18

19:00
Royal Albert Hall

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