Jean-Jacques Kantorow

Biography

Born: October 3, 1945; Cannes, France  
Better known in Europe than in North America, Jean-Jacques Kantorow is a noted violinist who has made a transition to conducting, administration, and teaching. Of Russian ancestry, Kantorow was born in Cannes, France, in 1945. He showed talent in childhood and enrolled at the Nice Conservatory and then, at 13, at the Paris Conservatory, where he took home a top prize in 1960. Throughout the 1960s he remained one of Europe's most consistent Read more competition prize-winners, and his performance career became worldwide in scope. He recorded much of the standard concerto repertory, and of his more than 130 recordings, dozens remain available. Kantorow has been primarily associated with the Denon label.

Among the many figures in the musical world who hailed his playing was Glenn Gould, who called Kantorow a "staggering" talent and the most original violinist he had ever heard. His playing, noted the Grove dictionary, "combines the best features of the French and Russian schools."

Kantorow grew into conducting as an orchestra leader, serving in that capacity with the Orchestre de Paris in 1977 and 1978, and with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra (1978-1984). He became principal conductor of the Auvergne Chamber Orchestra in 1985 and of the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris in 1993. He also held substantial conducting engagements with various ensembles outside France, including the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Chamber Orchestra, and Finland's Tapiola Sinfonietta and Helsinki Chamber Orchestra, serving as artistic director of the Helsinki group. Increasingly his career has been rounded out with major teaching positions at conservatories in Strasbourg and Rotterdam and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Read less

Biography

Born: October 3, 1945; Cannes, France  
Better known in Europe than in North America, Jean-Jacques Kantorow is a noted violinist who has made a transition to conducting, administration, and teaching. Of Russian ancestry, Kantorow was born in Cannes, France, in 1945. He showed talent in childhood and enrolled at the Nice Conservatory and then, at 13, at the Paris Conservatory, where he took home a top prize in 1960. Throughout the 1960s he remained one of Europe's most consistent Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. ... jaatyivat umpeen levottomat vedet (... frozen are the restless waters)
II. ... ah, olen kuullut villihanhien huudot (... oh, I have heard the wild geese calling) -
III. ... pitkat yot sulavat (... the long nights are melting)
IV. ... soutaa avomerta pain tulipunainen laiva (... towards the open sea rows a fire-red boat)
I. Moderato nobile
II. Romanze: Andante
III. Finale: Allegro assai vivace
I. Allegro moderato
II. Canzonetta: Andante
III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo
Saint-Saëns : Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61 : I Allegro non troppo
Saint-Saëns : Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61 : II Andantino quasi allegretto
Saint-Saëns : Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61 : III Molto moderato e maestoso
I. Largo misterioso - Allegro moderato
II. Estatico
III. Andante scorrevole
I. Mosaica
II. Notturno
III. Mosaica II
I. Largo misterioso - Allegro moderato
II. Estatico
III. Andante scorrevole
I. Allegro fuocoso, "Omaggio a Richard Strauss"
II. Arietta, "Omaggio a Igor Stravinsky"
III. Menuetto, "Omaggio a Arnold Schoenberg"
IV. Finale, "Omaggio a Kurt Weill"
I. Allegro
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Menuetto - Trio
IV. Finale: Scherzo presto
Andante -
Rondo: Adagio
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro con Fuoco
II. Andante
III. Scherzo - Trio
IV. Finale: Presto
Flute Concerto No. 1 in G K313/285c: I. Allegro maestoso
Flute Concerto No. 1 in G K313/285c: II. Adagio non troppo
Mozart: Flute Concerto in G Major, K. 313: III. Rondo
Flute Concerto No. 2 in D K314/285d: I. Allegro aperto
Flute Concerto No. 2 in D K314/285d: II. Andante ma non troppo
Flute Concerto No. 2 in D K314/285d: III. Rondeau (Allegro)
Violin concerto in D major, Op.3 No.12: I Allegro
Violin concerto in D major, Op.3 No.12: II Largo - Presto - Adagio
Violin concerto in D major, Op.3 No.12: III Allegro
Violin concerto in F major, Op.7 No.4: I Allegro
Violin concerto in F major, Op.7 No.4: II Adagio
Violin concerto in F major, Op.7 No.4: III Allegro
Concerto for Violin and Strings in D minor: Allegro
Concerto for Violin and Strings in D minor: Andante
Concerto for Violin and Strings in D minor: Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Rondo: Allegretto
I. Allegro
II. Fantasia: Adagio ma non troppo
III. Menuetto: Capriccio presto
IV. Rondo: Allegro giocoso
I. Allegro
II. Romanza: Andante
III. Alla Polacca
I. Allegro
II. Andantino
III. Allegretto
IV. Allegretto
I. Allegretto
II. Moderato con moto
III. Allegro ma non troppo
IV. Adagio
V. Moderato
Harp Concerto in B flat Op. 4 No. 6: I. Andante - Allegro
Harp Concerto in B flat Op. 4 No. 6: II. Larghetto
Harp Concerto in B Flat, Op.4 No. 6: III. Allegro moderato
Harp concerto in C major, Hob.XVIII, 8: I.Moderato
Harp concerto in C major, Hob.XVIII, 8: II.Adagio
Harp concerto in C major, Hob.XVIII, 8: III.Finale:allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Rondo. Allegretto poco moderato
Airs de ballet: Poco adagio
Airs de ballet: Variation de l' Amour (Andantino)
Andantino
Allegro
I. Andante maestoso - Allegro assai
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro
V. Menuetto
VI. Andante
VII. Menuetto
VIII. Prestissimo
No. 1 in F major
No. 2 in G major
No. 3 in D major
No. 4 in F major
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante moderato
III. Allegro
IV. Menuetto
V. Andante
VI.Menuetto
VII. Andantino (grazioso) - Allegro
I. Allegro moderato e maestoso
II. Andante espressivo
III. Allegro scherzando quasi Allegretto
I. Largo - II. Allegro molto
III. Menuetto - Trio 1 - Menuetto - Trio 2 - Menuetto
IV. Adagio
V. Menuetto (Allegretto) - Trio - Menuetto - Trio 2 - Menuetto
VI. Romanze - Adagio - Allegretto - Adagio
VII. Theme and Variation (Var. 1 - 6)
ViII. Rondo: Allegro molto
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Menuetto - Trio - Menuetto
IV. Allegro
V. Menuetto - Trio - Menuetto
VI. Andante
VII. Menuetto - Trio - Menuetto
VIII. Allegro
I. Narbolaisten braa speli
II. Kopsin Jonas
III. Klockar Samuel Dikstrom
IV. Pirun polska
V. Hypyt
I. His First Appearance
II. His Monologue
III. His Last Appearance
I. Quasi grave
II. Vivace
III. Largo
IV. Presto
I. Narbolaisten braa speli (Pomposo e rustico)
II. Kopsin Jonas (Con malinconia)
III. Klocker Samuel Dikstrom (Con bravura)
IV. Pirun polska (Con malinconia)
V. Hypyt (Burlesco)
I. Andante sostenuto
II. Allegro scherzando
III. Presto
I. Prelude
II. Sarabande
III. Gavotte
IV. Romance
V. Final
I. Andante - Allegro assai
II. Andante sostenuto quasi Adagio
III. Allegro con fuoco
I. Allegro maestoso
I. Romance: Andante cantabile
III. Rondo: Allegro vivace
I. Allegro
II. Romance: Larghetto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro non troppo (attacca)
II. Allegretto con moto (attacca)
III. Tempo I
I. Allegro moderato e maestoso
II. Allegro non troppo
I. Poco adagio
II. -
III. Allegro vivace
IV. Allegro molto
Souvenir De Florence, Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70: I. Allegro con spirito
Souvenir De Florence, Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70: II. Adagio cantabile e con moto
Souvenir De Florence, Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70: III. Allegretto moderato
Souvenir De Florence, Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70: IV. Allegro vivace
Serenade in C Major, Op. 48: I. Pezzo in for di Sonatina; Andante non troppo - Allegro moderato
Serenade in C Major, Op. 48: II. Walzer; Moderato. Tempo di Valse
Serenade in C Major, Op. 48: III. Élégie; Larghetto elegiaco
Serenade in C Major, Op. 48: IV. Finale; Andante - Allegro con spirito
I. Toccata
II. Sarabande
III. Ricercar
I. Ludus
II. Silentium
I. Poco agitato
II. Berceuse
III. Molto vivo
I. Adagio
II. Andante
III. Largo
IV. Allegro
I. Rubato, quasi recitativo
II. Menuetto
III. Tranquillo
IV. Allegro vivo
I. Serenade
II. Intermezzo
III. Marche militaire
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Molto adagio
III. Allegro assai
I. Rubato
II. Andante
III. Poco rubato
IV. Andante
V. Allegro
VI. Allegro
VII. Allegretto
VIII. Allegretto
IX. L'istesso tempo (quasi trio) - (Allegretto)
X. Assai moderato
XI. Allegretto
XII. Poco piu vivo (quasi trio) - Allegretto
XIII. Allegro
XIV. Piu vivo
I. Joc cu bata
II. Braul
III. Pe loc
IV. Buciumeana
V. Poarga Romanesca
VI. Maruntel
VII. Maruntel
I. Andante tranquillo
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro molto
I. Allegro marcato - (Più allegro - Tempo 1e) - Allegro appassionato
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo
IV. Prestissimo - Andantino - Tempo 1e
I. Largo - Allegro - Largo - Allegro
II. Molto vivace - Piu presto - Prestissimo
III. Moderato, assai serioso
IV. Poco allegretto - Men mosso - L´istesso tempo - Andante con moto


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