Lawrence Foster

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Born: October 23, 1941; Los Angeles, CA  
Lawrence Foster is one of the few American conductors to have active careers in both his native country and in Europe. He made his conducting debut at the age of 18 with an orchestra of young colleagues in Los Angeles. He studied with conductors Fritz Zweig, Karl Böhm, and Bruno Walter, and participated in the Bayreuth Festival conducting master classes in the early '60s. Soon thereafter, he was appointed associate conductor of the San Francisco Read more Ballet, a position he held until 1965. In that year, he became Zubin Mehta's assistant conductor with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. During this period, he continued his studies at Tanglewood, where in 1966 he was awarded the Koussevitzky Conducting Prize. Foster's first European post came in 1969, when he was named chief guest conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Since that time, he has held many conducting positions in the United States and abroad, including music director of the Aspen Music Festival and school, music director of the Monte Carlo Philharmonic, music director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, principal conductor of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, music director of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra/National Orchestra of Catalunya, and music director of the Gulbenkian Orchestra (a tenure that began with the 2002 - 2003 season). Foster has worked extensively in the opera pit. In 1974, he began conducting at the Scottish Opera and two years later, made his debut at Covent Garden, leading the revised version of William Walton's Troilus and Cressida featuring Dame Janet Baker. He has conducted at the Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and both the Opera-Comique and Bastille in Paris. He is a regular guest conductor at both the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Los Angeles Music Center Opera. Foster regularly guest conducts such orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the London Symphony, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Berliner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Monte Carlo Philharmonic, the Strasbourg Philharmonic, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Bamberg Symphony, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Sydney Symphony, NHK Symphony, National Arts Centre Ottawa, and the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. Foster's career reveals a commitment to contemporary music. He has presented premieres of Harrison Birtwistle's Tragoedia (1965) and The Triumph of Time (1972); Alexander Goehr's Piano Concerto (1972, with Daniel Barenboim as soloist); Gordon Crosse's Symphony No. 2 (1975); and Paul McCartney's oratorio Standing Stone at the Royal Albert Hall (1997). Foster's has recorded some unusual repertoire, such as Enescu's Oedipe (with José van Dam and Barbara Hendricks, which was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque), and the first recording of Walton's Troilus and Cressida. Read less

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Born: October 23, 1941; Los Angeles, CA  
Lawrence Foster is one of the few American conductors to have active careers in both his native country and in Europe. He made his conducting debut at the age of 18 with an orchestra of young colleagues in Los Angeles. He studied with conductors Fritz Zweig, Karl Böhm, and Bruno Walter, and participated in the Bayreuth Festival conducting master classes in the early '60s. Soon thereafter, he was appointed associate conductor of the San Francisco Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Moderato nobile
II. Romanze: Andante
III. Finale: Allegro assai vivace
I. Prelude: Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Finale: Allegro energico
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act One: (Adagio) - Vision of Troas (Chorus/Calkas)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act One: Ten long years have dragged (Calkas/Chorus/Antenor)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act One: Back to your hovels (Troilus/Antenor/Chorus)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act One: Is Cressida a slave? -
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act One: Child of the wine-dark wave (Troilus)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act One: Morning and evening (Cressida/Troilus)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act One: Forgive me ... Pandarus! ... Passing through the city (Pandarus/Troilus)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act One: O Pallas, virgin daughter (Chorus of Priests/Calkas/Cressida/Evadne/Pandarus)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act One: Slowly it all comes back (Cressida/Evadne)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act One: Nothing but Troilus' patronage (Pandarus/Cressida/Evadne)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act One: Prince Troilus! (A Soldier/Pandarus/Troilus/Chorus/A Priest)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act One: Dear Child, you need a littel comfort (Pandarus/Cressida/Trioilus)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Two, Scene 1: (Allegretto) - Does talking put you off? (Pandarus/Cressida/Horaste/Evadne)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Two, Scene 1: How can I sleep? -
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Two, Scene 1: At the haunted end of the day (Cressida)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Two, Scene 1: Hush! Don't be alarmed! (Pandarus/Cressida/Troilus)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Two, Scene 1: If one last doubt (Troilus/Cressida)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Two, Scene 2: Interlude (A tempo tempetuoso) (Orchestra)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Two, Scene 2: From isle to isle chill waters (Cressida/Troilus)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Two, Scene 2: Who would go drumming about the town? (Pandarus/Cressida)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Two, Scene 2: My name is Diomede (Diomede/Pandarus)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Two, Scene 2: Oh, I'm no use, no use (Pandarus/Diomede/Troilus/Cressida/Evadne)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Three: (Lugubre) - Is there no word? (Watchmen/Cressida/Evadne)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Three: No answering sign on the walls (Cressida/Watchmen)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Three: Cressid, daughter (Calkas)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Three: O gods, O deathless gods (Cressida)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Three: Proud, wondrous Cressida (Diomede/Cressida)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Three: So here's an end of it all (Evadne/Watchmen)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Three: Evadne ... Evadne ... Troilus! (Troilus/Pandarus/Evadne/Cressida)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Three: WIll I please him thus? (Cressida/Evadne/Troilus/Pandarus)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Three: What is thus sudden alarm? (Troilus/Chors/Cressida/Pandarus/Diomede)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Three: Troy, false of heart, yet fair! (Diomede/Troilus/Cressida/Pandarus/Calkas/Evadne/Chorus)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Three: Troilus, you must not die for me (Cressida/Troilus/Diomede/Calkas/Pandarus)
Troilus and Cressida (revised version), Act Three: Diomede! ... Father! ... (Cressida)
I. Moderato - Allegro
II. Adagio sostenuto
III. Allegro scherzando
I. Allegro molto moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Romanza: Larghetto
III. Rondo: Vivace
I. Maestoso
II. Larghetto
III. Allegretto vivace
1. Allegro con brio
2. Largo
3. Rondo (Allegro)
1. Allegro con brio
2. Largo
3. Rondo (Allegro)
Lento - Maestoso
Allegretto moderato
Allegro con moto, grazioso
Allegro
Allegro vivace
No. 1. Egy idealis (One Ideal)
No. 2. Egy torz (One Grotesque)
I. Kezdodik a mese (The Fairy Tale Begins)
II. Becsi harangjatek (Viennese Musical Clock)
III. Dal (Song)
IV. Napoleon csataja (The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon)
V. Kozjatek (Intermezzo)
VI. A csaszari udvar bevonulasa (Entrance of the Emperor and his Court)
I. Lassu: Moderato
II. Friss: Allegro moderato
I. Andantino
II. Allegro vivace
III. Adagio ma non troppo
IV. Molto vivace - Presto
String Octet in C major Op.7: I Très modéré
String Octet in C major Op.7: II Très fougueux
String Octet in C major Op.7: III Lentement
String Octet in C major Op.7: IV Mouvement de valse bien rythmé
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Romanza: Larghetto
III. Rondo: Vivace
I. Maestoso
II. Larghetto
III. Allegretto vivace
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte I (Prologue) : Prélude
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte I (Prologue) : Roi Laïos (Les Femmes Thébaines, Le Grand-Prêtre)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte I (Prologue) : Thèbes, Chante, Des Sept Portes (Les Guerriers Thébains, Le Grand-Prêtre, Les Bergers, Le Choeur)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte I (Prologue) : Enfant Divin, Royal Enfant (Les Bergers, Les Femmes Thébaines, Les Guerriers Thébains, Créon)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte I (Prologue) : Défilé Et Danse Des Bergers, Des Femmes Thébaines Et Des Guerriers Thébains
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte I (Prologue) : J'apporte De Délos La Flamme D'Apollon (Les Vierges Thébaines, Le Grand-Prêtre, Le Choeur)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte I (Prologue) : Enfant, Mon Enfant (Jocaste, Laïos, Tirésias, Le Choeur, Le Grand-Prêtre)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte II - 1er Tableau : Prélude. Adonis Couché Sur La Pourpre Et L'or
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte II - 1er Tableau : Oedipe, Ô Fils De Polybos (Phorbas, Le Choeur, Oedipe)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte II - 1er Tableau : Ah ! Goûtez Sans Moi Aux Plaisirs Permis (Oedipe, Le Choeur)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte II - 1er Tableau : Pourquoi Trembler, Mon Fils ? (Mérope, Oedipe)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte II - 1er Tableau : Et Je Me Couvrirai D'un Bouclier Joyeux (Oedipe)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte II - 2ème Tableau : Est-Ce Déjà Le Roi ? (Le Berger)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte II - 2ème Tableau : Où Suis-Je ? Le Corbeau Crie (Oedipe)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte II - 2ème Tableau : Mais Si C'était Un Piège Du Dieu ? (Oedipe, Laïos, Le Berger)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte II - 3ème Tableau : Interlude
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte II - 3ème Tableau : De L'aurore À L'aurore (Le Veilleur)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte II - 3ème Tableau : Il Est Un Breuvage (Oedipe, Le Veilleur)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte II - 3ème Tableau : Je T'attendrais (La Sphinge, Oedipe)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte II - 3ème Tableau : Ho ! Ho ! Réveillez Vous, Thébains ! (Le Veilleur, Oedipe, Le Choeur)
Oedipe - Tragédie Lyrique En 4 Actes Et 6 Tableaux Op.23 - Acte II - 3ème Tableau : Evohé ! Evohé ! (Les Vierge Thébaines, Le Choeur, Les Enfants)
I. Allegro moderato - Allegro vivace - Moderato
II. Lento
III. Moderato
IV. Allegro con brio
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Quasi adagio
III. Allegretto vivace - Allegro animato
IV. Allegro marziale animato
I. Allegro brioso
II. Andante assai
III. Allegro scherzando
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: I. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: III. Finale (Allegro energico)
Piano Concerto No. 1: I. Energico
Piano Concerto No. 1: II. Moderato languido
Piano Concerto No. 1: III. Presto
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23: II. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo primo
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23: III. Allegro con fuoco
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: I. Moderato
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18: III. Allegro scherzando
Concierto de Aranjuez: I. Allegro con spirito
Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio
Concierto de Aranjuez: III. Allegro gentile
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: I. Villano y ricercare (Adagietto - Andante moderato)
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: II. Españoleta y Fanfare de la Caballeria de Nápoles (Adagio) -
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: III. Fanfare de la Caballería de Nápoles (Allegretto - Adagio)
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: IV. Danza de las Hachas (Allegro con brio)
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: V. Canario (Allegro ma non troppo)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Op. 102 (2001 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Op. 102 (2001 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Op. 102 (2001 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Concierto de Aranjuez: I. Allegro con spirito
Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio
Concierto de Aranjuez: III. Allegro gentile
Guitar Concerto in D Major (arr. Emilio Pujol) (1991 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra in D major (arr. Emilio Pujol) (1991 Digital Remaster): II. Largo
Guitar Concerto in D Major (arr. Emilio Pujol) (1991 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: I. Villano y ricercare (Adagietto - Andante moderato)
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: II. Españoleta y Fanfare de la Caballeria de Nápoles (Adagio) -
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: III. Fanfare de la Caballería de Nápoles (Allegretto - Adagio)
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: IV. Danza de las Hachas (Allegro con brio)
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: V. Canario (Allegro ma non troppo)
Concierto de Aranjuez: I. Allegro con spirito
Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio
Concierto de Aranjuez: III. Allegro gentile
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: I. Villano y ricercare (Adagietto - Andante moderato)
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: II. Españoleta y Fanfare de la Caballeria de Nápoles (Adagio) -
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: III. Fanfare de la Caballería de Nápoles (Allegretto - Adagio)
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: IV. Danza de las Hachas (Allegro con brio)
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: V. Canario (Allegro ma non troppo)
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61 - 1. Allegro non troppo
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61 - 2. Andantino quasi allegretto
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61 - 3. Molto moderato e maestoso
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 6 (1984 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro maestoso
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 6 (1984 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio espressivo
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 6 (1984 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro spiritoso)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Preghiera. Larghetto
3. Rondo. Allegro giocoso
1. Allegro moderato
2. Romance. Andante non troppo
3. Allegro con fuoco-Allegro moderato (à la Zingara)


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