André Cluytens

André Cluytens
André Cluytens (born Augustin Zulma Alphonse Cluytens; 26 March 1905 – 3 June 1967) was a Belgian-born French conductor who was active in the concert hall, opera house and recording studio. His repertoire extended from Viennese classics through French composers to 20th century works. Although much of his career was spent in France, he was the first French conductor at Bayreuth in 1955; he also conducted the Ring and Parsifal at La Scala.

A prolific recording artist, Cluytens signed a contract with the French branch of EMI Pathé-Marconi in 1946. He recorded an extensive series of complete French operas with the forces of the Opéra-Comique and the Opéra National de Paris. He also recorded a wide range of orchestral works by the French masters, two traversals of the orchestral works of Ravel, and a complete cycle of Beethoven's nine symphonies with the Berlin Philharmonic in 1957–1960. Many of his records, and some live performances, have since been re-issued on CD, while film of him conducting Ravel and Tchaikovsky (with Emil Gilels) have been presented on DVD. He may be seen during the overture of the film Le Barbier de Séville.
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André Cluytens

André Cluytens

André Cluytens (born Augustin Zulma Alphonse Cluytens; 26 March 1905 – 3 June 1967) was a Belgian-born French conductor who was active in the concert hall, opera house and recording studio. His repertoire extended from Viennese classics through French composers to 20th century works. Although much of his career was spent in France, he was the first French conductor at Bayreuth in 1955; he also conducted the Ring and Parsifal at La Scala.
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FAURÉ Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op. 15

FAURÉ Piano Quartet No.2 in G minor, Op. 45
FAURÉ Ballade for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 19

Recorded in 1940, 1950 and 1956
Total duration: 68:54

Marguerite Long, piano
Trio Pasquier
Orchestra de la Société des Concerts du Coservatoire
conductor André Cluytens


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BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2
Recorded in 1956 and 1952
Total duration: 62:23

Solomon, piano
The Philharmonia Orchestra
conductors Herbert Menges, André Cluytens

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BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

Recorded in 1956 and 1952
Total duration: 69:10

Solomon, piano
The Philharmonic Orchestra
conductors Herbert Menges & André Cluytens