Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Biography

Active: 1934 - ; Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra (MSO), equally known as l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM), was established in 1934. Over the years it has grown in stature to become, particularly under the long and fruitful leadership of Charles Dutoit, one of the world's outstanding orchestras.

The MSO was founded by a group of ambitious local music lovers in the cultural center and largest city of Quebec. In the beginning, the orchestra
Read more succeeded in securing the financial support of the provincial government, a vital element to its longevity. The first concert took place in January 1935, and the program included, among the classics, a work by Canadian composer, Calixa Lavallée. Soon after, Wilfrid Pelletier, originally from Montreal but then working at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, was appointed the first Music Director. In his five years, Pelletier launched a matinée series for young people, and outdoor summer concerts on Mount Royal, the wooded hill that dominates the city (and gives it its name). In 1940, Pelletier was succeeded by Désiré Defauw, and Pelletier is commemorated to this day by having the orchestra's concert hall at the Place-des-Arts complex named after him.

Throughout the next couple of decades, various well-known conductors visited Montreal to work with the orchestra, including Pierre Monteux, Bruno Walter, Leonard Bernstein, and even Igor Stravinsky. In 1957, composer-conductor Igor Markevitch became music director, and it was during his tenure that the orchestra gained full professional status. He was succeeded by the young Zubin Mehta, who took the MSO on its first European tour. Franz-Paul Decker took over in 1967, followed briefly by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and then, in 1977, by Charles Dutoit.

It has been under the direction of this Swiss-born Dutoit that the MSO has achieved true international status. Dutoit has taken the orchestra on numerous tours throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1982, the MSO has given acclaimed annual performances at Carnegie Hall, and has also appeared at the Hollywood Bowl and Tanglewood. In addition, Dutoit's recording contract with Decca/London has resulted in a long list of award-winning discs. The MSO's 1984 recording of Ravel's Bolero went platinum; other issues have garnered Grammy awards and a number of other prizes. Their series of Berlioz recordings have been particularly acclaimed.

The MSO continues to receive provincial and national support for its operations, and it serves as a major cultural ambassador, not only for Montreal, but for Quebec and Canada as well. At the same time, the local population remains dedicated to the orchestra, and the annual performances at the historic Notre Dame Basilica in Old Montreal are popular with both young and old. Read less
Fete a la Francaise / Dutoit, Montreal
Release Date: 10/17/2011   Label: Decca  
Catalog: 421527   Number of Discs: 1
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Chausson: Poeme, Symphony / Dutoit, Juillet, Le Roux
Release Date: 05/09/2000   Label: Decca  
Catalog: 458010   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Active: 1934 - ; Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra (MSO), equally known as l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM), was established in 1934. Over the years it has grown in stature to become, particularly under the long and fruitful leadership of Charles Dutoit, one of the world's outstanding orchestras.

The MSO was founded by a group of ambitious local music lovers in the cultural center and largest city of Quebec. In the beginning, the orchestra
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht
Gieng heut' Morgen über's Feld
Ich hab' ein glühend Messer
Die zwei blauen Augen
Kindertotenlieder: Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgeh'n!
Nun seh' ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen
Wenn dein Mütterlein
Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen!
In diesem Wetter!
Rückert-Lieder: Blick mir nicht in die Lieder
Ich atmet einen linden Duft
Um Mitternacht
Liebst du um Schönheit
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Ravel: Ma mère l'oye - for Piano Duet - 1. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
Ravel: Ma mère l'oye - for Piano Duet - 2. Petit Poucet
Ravel: Ma mère l'oye - for Piano Duet - 3. Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes
Ravel: Ma mère l'oye - for Piano Duet - 4. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête
Ravel: Ma mère l'oye - for Piano Duet - 5. Le jardin féerique
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole - Arr. 2 Pianos by Ravel - 1. Prélude à la nuit
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole - Arr. 2 Pianos by Ravel - 2. Malagueña
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole - Arr. 2 Pianos by Ravel - 3. Habanera
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole - Arr. 2 Pianos by Ravel - 4. Feria
Debussy: La Mer, L.109 - 1. From Dawn Till Noon On The Sea (De l'aube à midi sur la mer)
Debussy: La Mer, L.109 - 2. Play of the Waves (Jeux de vagues)
Debussy: La Mer, L.109 - 3. Dialogue Of The Wind And The Sea (Dialogue du vent et de la mer)
Debussy: Nocturnes - orchestral version - 1. Nuages
Debussy: Nocturnes - orchestral version - 2. Fêtes
Debussy: Nocturnes - orchestral version, L.91 - 3. Sirènes
1. Nuages
2. Fêtes
3. Sirènes
1. From Dawn Till Noon On The Sea (De l'aube à midi sur la mer)
2. Play of the Waves (Jeux de vagues)
3. Dialogue Of The Wind And The Sea (Dialogue du vent et de la mer)
No.1 Choeur de la populace troyenne: "Ha! Ha! Après dix ans"
No.2 Récitatif et air: "Les Grecs ont disparu" - "Malheureux roi!"
"Chorèbe..." - No.3 Duo: "C'est lui!" - "Quitte-nous dès ce soir"
Reviens à toi, vierge adorée
Signes trompeurs! . . . Quitte-nous dès ce soir
No.4 Marche et hymne: "Dieux protecteurs"
No.5 Combat de ceste - Pas de lutteurs
No.6 Pantomime: "Andromaque et son fils!"
Un traître, un espion!
No.7 Narration: "Du peuple et des soldats"
No.8 Ottetto et double choeur: "Châtiment effroyable!"
No.9 Récitatif et choeur: "Que la déesse" - "A cet objet sacré"
No.10 Air: "Non, je ne verrai pas"
Du roi des dieux, ô fille aimée
Introduction
No.12 Scène et récitatif: Introduction - "O lumière de Troie!" - "Ah!... fuis, fils de Vénus"
No.13 Récitatif et choeur: "Quelle espérance" - "Le salut des vaincus"
No.14 Choeur-prière: "Ah! Puissante Cybèle"
No.15 Récitatif et choeur: "Tous ne périront pas" - "O digne soeur d'Hector"
No.16 Final: "Complices de sa gloire" - "Le trésor! le trésor!"
Cassandre, avec toi nous mourrons!
Prélude - Les Troyens à Carthage
No.17 Choeur: "De Carthage les cieux"
No.18 Chant national: "Gloire à Didon"
No.19 Récitatif et air: "Nous avons vu finir" - "Chers Tyriens"
No.20 Entrée des constructeurs
No.21 Entrée des matelots
No.22 Entrée des laboureurs
Peuple! Tous les honneurs
Les chants joyeux
Sa voix fait naître dans mon sein
No.25 Récitatif et air: "Echappés à grand peine" - "Errante sur les mers"
No.26 Marche troyenne dans le mode triste - "J'éprouve une soudaine et vive impatience"
No.27 Récitatif: "Auguste reine, un peuple"
No.28 Final: "J'ose à peine annoncer" - "Annonce à nos Troyens" - "Des armes! des armes!"
Annonce à nos Troyens l'entreprise nouvelle
No.29 Chasse royale et orage - Pantomime
No.30 Récitatif: "Dites Narbal, qui cause"
No.31 Air et duo: "De quel revers" - "Vaine terreur!"
No.32 Marche pour l'entrée de la reine
No.33 Ballet: a) Pas des almées
No.33 Ballet: b) Danse des esclaves
No.33 Ballet: c) Pas d'esclaves nubiennes
No.34 Scène et chant d'Iopas: "Assez, ma soeur" - "O blonde Cérès"
No.35 Récitatif et quintette: "Pardonne, Iopas" - "O pudeur!"
No.36 Récitatif et septuor: "Mais bannissons" - "Tout n'est que paix"
No.37 Duo: "Nuit d'ivresse et d'extase"
No.38 Chanson d'Hylas: "Vallon sonore"
No.39 Récitatif et choeur: "Préparez tout" - "Chaque jour voit grandir la colère"
No.40 Duo: "Par Bacchus! ils sont fous"
No.41 Récitatif mesuré et air: "Inutiles regrets" - "Ah! quand viendra"
Ah! quand viendra l'instant des suprêmes adieux
No.42 Scène: "Enée!..."
No.43 Scène et choeur: "Debout, Troyens" - "Alerte!"
No.44 Duo et choeur: "Errante sur tes pas" - "Italie!"
No.45 Scène: "Va, ma soeur, l'implorer"
No.46 Scène: "En mer, voyez!" - "Dieux immortels!"
No.47: "Ah! Ah! Je vais mourir"
No.48 Air: "Adieu, fière cité"
No.49 Cérémonie funèbre: "Dieux de l'oubli" - "S'il faut enfin qu' Enée"
No.50 Scène: "Pluton... semble m'être propice"
No.51 Choeur: "Ah! au secours!" - No.52 Imprécation: "Rome... Rome.. immortelle"
"Je ne pourrai plus sortir"
"Pourquoi pleures-tu?"
Je suis perdu aussi
"Voici ce qu'il écrit à son frère"
"Qu'en dites-vous?"
Interlude
"Il fait sombre"
"Hoé! Hisse hoé!"
"Vous ne savez pas où je vous ai menée"
"C'est au bord d'une fontaine"
Interlude
"Ah, ah, tout va bien"
"Voyons, donne-moi ta main"
Interlude
"Oui, c'est ici, nous y sommes"
"Mes longs cheveux descendent"
"Je les tiens dans les mains"
"Que faites-vous ici?"
"Prenez garde! Par ici"
"Ah, je respire enfin"
Interlude
"Viens, nous allons nous asseoir ici"
"S'ils s'embrassent, petit père?"
"Où vas-tu?"
"Maintenant que le Père de Pelléas"
"Pelléas part ce soir"
"Ne mettez pas ainsi votre main à la gorge"
Interlude
"Oh! Cette pierre est lourde"
"C'est le dernier soir"
Nous sommes venus ici il y a bien longtemps
"On dirait que ta voix"
"Quel est ce bruit?"
"Ce n'est pas de cette petite blessure"
"Attention, je crois qu'elle s'éveille"
"Mélisande, as-tu pitié de moi?"
Non, non, nous n'avons pas été coupables
"Qu'avez-vous fait?"
"Qu'y a-t-il?"
"Attention... attention!"
Introduction
Kashchei's enchanted garden
Appearance of the Firebird pursued by Ivan Tsarevich
Dance of the Firebird
Ivan Tsarevich captures the Firebird
Supplication of the Firebird
Game of the Princesses with the golden apples
Sudden appearance of Ivan Tsarevich
Round dance of the Princesses
Daybreak
Magic carillon, appearance of Kashchei's guardian monsters and capture of Ivan Tsarevich
Dance of Kashchei's retinue under the spell of the Firebird
Infernal dance of all Kashchei's subject's
Lullaby of the Firebird
Collapse of Kashchei's palace and dissolution of all enchantments - Reanimation of the petrified prisoners - General rejoicing
Bizet: Jeux d'enfants, Op.22 - Petite Suite for Orchestra - 1. Marche: Trompette et tambour
Bizet: Jeux d'enfants, Op.22 - Petite Suite for Orchestra - 2. Berceuse: La Poupée
Bizet: Jeux d'enfants, Op.22 - Petite Suite for Orchestra - 3. Impromptu: La toupie
Bizet: Jeux d'enfants, Op.22 - Petite Suite for Orchestra - 4. Duo: Petit mari, petite femme
Bizet: Jeux d'enfants, Op.22 - Petite Suite for Orchestra - 5. Galop: Le bal
Ibert: Divertissement - 1. Introduction
Ibert: Divertissement - 2. Cortège
Ibert: Divertissement - 3. Nocturne
Ibert: Divertissement - 4. Valse
Ibert: Divertissement - 5. Parade
Ibert: Divertissement - 6. Finale
Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor, Op.11: I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor, Op.11: II. Romanze (Larghetto)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11: III. Rondo (Vivace)
Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor, Op.21: I. Maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21: II. Larghetto
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21: III. Allegro vivace
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat, Op.10: I. Allegro brioso
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat, Op.10: II. Andante assai
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat, Op.10: III. Allegro scherzando
Piano Concerto No. 3, Sz.119: I. Allegretto
Piano Concerto No. 3, Sz.119: II. Adagio religioso -[poco più mosso] - tempo I
Piano Concerto No. 3, Sz.119: III. Allegro vivace - [presto]
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op.26: I. Andante - Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op.26: II. Tema (Andantino) & Variations
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op.26: III. Allegro ma non troppo - meno mosso - Allegro
1. Allegro maestoso
2a. Quasi adagio
3. Allegretto vivace
4. Allegro marziale animato
1. Adagio sostenuto assai - Allegro agitato assai
2. Allegro moderato
3. Allegro deciso - Marziale un poco meno allegro
4. Allegro animato
1. Lento
2. Allegro
1. Presto leggiero
2a. Lent
2b. Allegretto/Trio
3. Rondeau (Allegretto)
1. Allegramente
2. Adagio assai
3. Presto
Stravinsky: Petrouchka - Version 1911 - Scene 4 - The Shrovetide Fair
Stravinsky: Petrouchka - Version 1911 - Scene 2 - In Petrushka's Room
Stravinsky: Petrouchka - Version 1911 - Scene 3 - In the Moor's Room
Stravinsky: Petrouchka - Version 1911 - Scene 4 - The Shrovetide Fair (evening)
Stravinsky: The Song of the Nightingale (Le chant du rossignol) - Introduction
Stravinsky: The Song of the Nightingale (Le chant du rossignol) - The Mechanical Nightingale's Game
Stravinsky: 4 Etudes for Orchestra - Danse
Stravinsky: 4 Etudes for Orchestra - Excentrique
Stravinsky: 4 Etudes for Orchestra - Cantique
Stravinsky: 4 Etudes for Orchestra - Madrid
13. No. 12 - Interlude VII
15. No. 14 - 'Victory Symphony'
15. No. 14 - 'Victory Symphony'
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro
IV. Allegro
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 - 1. Introduzione (Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 - 2. Giuoco della coppie (Allegretto scherzando)
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 - 3. Elegia (Andante, non troppo)
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 - 4. Intermezzo interrotto (Allegretto)
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 - 5. Finale (Pesante - Presto)
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106 - 1. Andante tranquillo
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106 - 2. Allegro
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106 - 3. Adagio
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106 - 4. Allegro molto
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat, Op.10: I. Allegro brioso
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat, Op.10: II. Andante assai
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat, Op.10: III. Allegro scherzando
Piano Concerto No. 3, Sz.119: I. Allegretto
Piano Concerto No. 3, Sz.119: II. Adagio religioso -[poco più mosso] - tempo I
Piano Concerto No. 3, Sz.119: III. Allegro vivace - [presto]
Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D, Op.25 "Classical Symphony" - 1. Allegro
Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D, Op.25 "Classical Symphony" - 2. Larghetto
Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D, Op.25 "Classical Symphony" - 3. Gavotta (Non troppo allegro)
Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D, Op.25 "Classical Symphony" - 4. Finale (Vivace)
Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B flat, Op.100 - 1. Andante
Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B flat, Op.100 - 2. Allegro marcato
Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B flat, Op.100 - 3. Adagio
Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B flat, Op.100 - 4. Allegro giocoso
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - Promenade - The Gnome
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - Promenade - The Old Castle
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - Promenade - Tuileries
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - Bydlo - Promenade
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - Ballet Of The Chickens In Their Shells
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - The Market-Place At Limoges
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - Catacombae - Cum mortuis in lingua mortua
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - The Hut On Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yaga)
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - The Great Gate Of Kiev
Holst: The Planets, op.32 - 1. Mars, the Bringer of War
Holst: The Planets, op.32 - 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Holst: The Planets, op.32 - 3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Holst: The Planets, Op.32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Holst: The Planets, op.32 - 5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Holst: The Planets, op.32 - 6. Uranus, the Magician
Holst: The Planets, op.32 - 7. Neptune, the Mystic
1a. Adagio - Allegro moderato -
1b. Poco adagio
2a. Allegro moderato - Presto - Allegro moderato
2b. Maestoso - Più allegro - Molto allegro
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 - 1. Allegro maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 - 2. Romance (Larghetto)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 - 3. Rondo (Vivace)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 1. Maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 2. Larghetto
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 3. Allegro vivace
Introduction et danse religieuse
Scène - Danse générale
Danse grotesque de Dorcon - Scène
Danse légère et gracieuse de Daphnis
Scène - Danse de Lyceion - Scène (Les pirates)
Scène - Danse lente et mystérieuse
Introduction
Danse guerrière
Scène - Danse suppliante de Chloé
Lever du jour - Scène
Daphnis et Chloé miment l'aventure de Pan et Syrinx
Danse générale
1. Allegramente
2. Adagio assai
3. Presto
1. Prélude
2. Forlane
3. Menuet
4. Rigaudon
1. Modéré; 2. Assez lent
3. Modéré; 4. Assez animé
5. Presque lent; 6. Assez vif
7. Moins vif; 8. Epilogue


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