Philippe Entremont

Biography

Born: June 7, 1934; Rheims, France  
Philippe Entremont is one of the world's leading pianists and a well-known conductor. He is particularly well known as a pianist for his performances in the early twentieth century repertory and music of the Classical era.

His father was a conductor, who when Philippe was a boy, was conductor at the Strasbourg Opera. Philippe's mother was a pianist, who gave him his first lessons. He studied with Marguerite Long, who was a favored
Read more interpreter of the music of Maurice Ravel. In 1944 he went to study at the Paris Conservatory with Jean Doyen. At the age of 12 Entremont won the Harriet Cohen Piano Medal.

At the Paris Conservatory he won the first prizes in solfčge when he was 12, in chamber music when he was 15, and in piano when he was 16. He made his professional debut in 1951 in Barcelona. He began touring in Europe.

He made his American debut on January 5, 1953, with the National Orchestral Association, with Jacques Barzun conducting. He became particularly well-known for his performances and recordings of music by such composers as Milhaud, Stravinsky, Jolivet, and Leonard Bernstein.

He has appeared as a pianist on five continents in practically every major musical center and with the great orchestras for the world, and at many major summer festivals. He also appears frequently in chamber music presentations, including appearances with flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal.

In 1967 he also took up conducting. In 1976 he was appointed principal conductor and lifetime musical director of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. In 1980 he became music director of the New Orleans (Louisiana) Symphony Orchestra, remaining in that position until 1986. In 1985 he was appointed music director of the Denver (Colorado) Symphony Orchestra. From 1988 to 1990 he was conductor of the Orchestre des Concerts Colonnes in Paris, and in 1993 became principal conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of the Netherlands.

He also is active as a teacher, in addition to maintaining a very busy concert schedule. He has been the president of the Ravel Academy in Paris and is director of the American Conservatory of Fontainebleau. His recordings have won the Grand Prix du Disque and the Netherlands Edison Award. Read less

Biography

Born: June 7, 1934; Rheims, France  
Philippe Entremont is one of the world's leading pianists and a well-known conductor. He is particularly well known as a pianist for his performances in the early twentieth century repertory and music of the Classical era.

His father was a conductor, who when Philippe was a boy, was conductor at the Strasbourg Opera. Philippe's mother was a pianist, who gave him his first lessons. He studied with Marguerite Long, who was a favored
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Allegretto quasi menuetto
III. Allegro
Haydn : Piano Concerto in F major Hob.XVIII No.3 : I Allegro
Haydn : Piano Concerto in F major Hob.XVIII No.3 : II Largo cantabile
Haydn : Piano Concerto in F major Hob.XVIII No.3 : III Presto
Haydn : Piano Concerto in G major Hob.XVIII No.4 : I Allegro
Haydn : Piano Concerto in G major Hob.XVIII No.4 : II Adagio
Haydn : Piano Concerto in G major Hob.XVIII No.4 : III Rondo - Presto
Haydn : Piano Concerto in C major Hob.XVIII No.5 : I Allegro moderato
Haydn : Piano Concerto in C major Hob.XVIII No.5 : II Andante
Haydn : Piano Concerto in C major Hob.XVIII No.5 : III Allegro
Haydn : Piano Concerto in F major Hob.XVIII No.7 : I Moderato
Haydn : Piano Concerto in F major Hob.XVIII No.7 : II Adagio
Haydn : Piano Concerto in F major Hob.XVIII No.7 : III Allegro
Haydn : Piano Concerto in C major Hob.XVIII No.10 : I Moderato
Haydn : Piano Concerto in C major Hob.XVIII No.10 : II Adagio
Haydn : Piano Concerto in C major Hob.XVIII No.10 : III Allegro
Haydn : Piano Concerto in D major Hob.XVIII No.11 : I Vivace
Haydn : Piano Concerto in D major Hob.XVIII No.11 : II Un poco adagio
Haydn : Piano Concerto in D major Hob.XVIII No.11 : III Rondo all'Ungarese - Allegro assai
Haydn : Piano Concerto in G major Hob.XVIII No.9 : I Allegro
Haydn : Piano Concerto in G major Hob.XVIII No.9 : II Adagio
Haydn : Piano Concerto in G major Hob.XVIII No.9 : III Tempo di Menuetto
Haydn : Piano Concerto in F major Hob.XVIII, F2 : I Moderato
Haydn : Piano Concerto in F major Hob.XVIII, F2 : II Adagio
Haydn : Piano Concerto in F major Hob.XVIII, F2 : III Allegro assai
Haydn : Divertimento in C major Hob.XIV, C2 : I Allegro moderato
Haydn : Divertimento in C major Hob.XIV, C2 : II Menuet
Haydn : Divertimento in C major Hob.XIV No.4 : I Allegro
Haydn : Divertimento in C major Hob.XIV No.4 : II Menuet
Haydn : Divertimento in C major Hob.XIV No.4 : III Finale
Haydn : Piano Concerto in C major Hob.XIV No.12 : I Allegro
Haydn : Piano Concerto in C major Hob.XIV No.12 : II Adagio
Haydn : Piano Concerto in C major Hob.XIV No.12 : III Allegro
Haydn : Piano Concerto in G major Hob.XIV No.13 : I Allegro moderato
Haydn : Piano Concerto in G major Hob.XIV No.13 : II Adagio
Haydn : Piano Concerto in G major Hob.XIV No.13 : III Presto
Carnival of the Animals (Chamber Version): Introduction and Royal March of the Lion
Hens and Cocks
Wild Asses
Tortoises
The Elephant
Kangaroos
Aquarium
Personnages with long ears
The Cuckoo in the heart of the woods
Aviary
Pianists
Fossils
The Swan
Finale
I. Moderato
II. Adagio sostenuto
III. Allegro scherzando
I. Vivace
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivace
Concerto No. 4 in G minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 40: I. Allegro vivace
II. Largo
III. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
II. Andantino semplice
III. Allegro con fuoco
Carnival of the Animals (Chamber Version): Introduction and Royal March of the Lion
Hens and Cocks
Wild Asses
Tortoises
The Elephant
Kangaroos
Aquarium
Personnages with long ears
The Cuckoo in the heart of the woods
Aviary
Pianists
Fossils
The Swan
Finale
I. Vivace
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivace
Concerto No. 4 in G minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 40: I. Allegro vivace
II. Largo
III. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro
II. Adagio; Andante con moto
III. Allegro agitato
Concerto in G Major for Piano and Orchestra: I. Allegramente
II. Adagio assai
III. Presto


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