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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
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  • 51.
    Régine Crespin - Songs Of Ravel And Satie / Entremont, Et Al
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 60577 Release Date: 09/22/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Erik Satie,  Maurice Ravel
    Performer:  Régine Crespin,  Philippe Entremont
    Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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  • 52.
    Piano - The Greatest Hits
    Label: Reference Gold   Catalog: 3622 Release Date: 03/03/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  George Gershwin,  Erik Satie,  Sergei Rachmaninov  ... 
    Performer:  Russell Sherman,  Marian Pivka,  Raymond Spasovski,  Garrison Kent  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Slavonic Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 53.
    Saint-saens: The Five Piano Concerti / Entremont, Plasson
    Label: Cbs Odyssey   Catalog: 45624 Release Date: 02/27/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
    Performer:  Philippe Entremont
    Conductor:  Michel Plasson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
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  • 54.
    Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue;  Falla, Franck / Entremont, Etc
    Label: Sony Classical Essential Classics   Catalog: 62643 Release Date: 03/04/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  César Franck,  Manuel de Falla,  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Philippe Entremont
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit,  Eugene Ormandy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philadelphia Orchestra
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  • 55.
    Cartoons - Greatest Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 62368 Release Date: 05/14/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Gioachino Rossini,  Paul Dukas,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Maria Luisa Faine,  Barry Snyder,  Eugene List,  Frank Glazer  ... 
    Conductor:  Donald Hunsberger,  Samuel Adler,  Riccardo Chailly,  Eugene Ormandy  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble,  Eastman School of Music Graduates,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra  ... 
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  • 56.
    Romantic Piano - Greatest Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 62366 Release Date: 05/14/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Robert Schumann,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Michie Koyama,  Katia Labčque,  Marielle Labčque,  Philippe Entremont  ... 
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  • 57.
    Chopin: 24 Préludes, 4 Ballades / Freire, Entremont
    Label: Sony Classical Essential Classics   Catalog: 62415 Release Date: 04/16/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Philippe Entremont,  Nelson Freire
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  • 58.
    Greatest Hits - Saint-saens
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 69251 Release Date: 11/14/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
    Performer:  Cecile Licad,  Jean-Pierre Rampal,  Marielle Nordmann,  Mason Jones  ... 
    Conductor:  André Previn,  Eugene Ormandy,  John DeMain,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theatre Orchestra  ... 
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  • 59.
    Haydn: Piano Concertos / Entremont, Wiener Kammerorchester
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 97973 Release Date: 11/07/1995   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Philippe Entremont
    Conductor:  Philippe Entremont
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Chamber Orchestra
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  • 60.
    Baroque Piano - Greatest Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 68455 Release Date: 08/22/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  Domenico Scarlatti,  Louis-Claude Daquin  ... 
    Performer:  Glenn Gould,  Philippe Entremont,  André Watts,  Charles Rosen  ... 
    Conductor:  Vladimir Golschmann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
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  • 61.
    Baroque - Greatest Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 66706 Release Date: 06/13/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Glenn Gould,  Eugenia Earle,  Sol Goichberg,  Philippe Entremont  ... 
    Conductor:  Vladimir Golschmann,  Max Goberman,  Jean-Claude Malgoire,  Hartmut Haenchen  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  New York Sinfonietta,  Westminster Cathedral Choir  ... 
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  • 62.
    Liszt - Greatest Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 64596 Release Date: 06/13/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Kazune Shimizu,  Vladimir Feltsman,  Emanuel Ax,  Philippe Entremont  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein,  Esa-Pekka Salonen,  Seiji Ozawa,  Zubin Mehta  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 63.
    Mendelssohn - Greatest Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 64595 Release Date: 06/13/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  André Previn,  Elly Ameling,  Rudolf Jansen,  Michie Koyama  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein,  Sir Andrew Davis,  Eugene Ormandy,  Michael Tilson Thomas  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  Smithsonian Chamber Players,  L'Archibudelli  ... 
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  • 64.
    Movies - Greatest Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 66709 Release Date: 12/06/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Johann Strauss Sr.,  William Byrd,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Leo Nucci,  Vladimir Feltsman,  Nina Stemme,  Adriana Morelli  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly,  Leonard Bernstein,  Zubin Mehta,  Raymond Leppard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  New York Philharmonic,  Canadian Brass  ... 
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  • 65.
    Beethoven - Greatest Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 64052 Release Date: 08/09/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Dennis O'Neill,  Gwynne Howell,  Suzanne Murphy,  Carolyn Watkinson  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas,  George Szell,  Sir Colin Davis,  Eugene Ormandy  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tallis Chamber Choir,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Cleveland Orchestra  ... 
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  • 66.
    Chopin - Greatest Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 64057 Release Date: 08/09/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Cecile Licad,  Emanuel Ax,  Philippe Entremont,  Cyprien Katsaris  ... 
    Conductor:  André Previn,  Eugene Ormandy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Philadelphia Orchestra
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  • 67.
    Debussy - Greatest Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 64065 Release Date: 08/09/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy
    Performer:  Paul Crossley,  Branford Marsalis,  Philippe Entremont
    Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas,  Andrew Litton,  Pierre Boulez,  Eugene Ormandy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Juilliard String Quartet  ... 
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  • 68.
    Greatest Hits - Rachmaninov
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 64056 Release Date: 08/09/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Ruth Laredo,  Yo-Yo Ma,  Emanuel Ax,  Philippe Entremont  ... 
    Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy,  Zubin Mehta,  Esa-Pekka Salonen,  Lazar Gosman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tal & Groethuysen Duo,  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 69.
    Schubert - Greatest Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 64069 Release Date: 08/09/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Julius Levine,  Joseph Roisman,  Mischa Schneider,  Boris Kroyt  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Weil,  George Szell,  Eugene Ormandy,  Milton Katims  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Classical Band,  Budapest String Quartet members,  Artis String Quartet  ... 
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  • 70.
    Classical Music For People Who Hate Classical Music
    Label: Classical Heritage   Catalog: 1212 Release Date: 06/09/1994   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Johann Strauss Sr.  ... 
    Performer:  Hans-Christoph Becker-Foss,  Anna Lelkes,  Philippe Entremont,  Joseph Brezina  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica,  London Festival Orchestra,  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra  ... 
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  • 71.
    Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 3 / Entremont, Watts
    Label: Sony Classical Essential Classics   Catalog: 53512 Release Date: 05/03/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Philippe Entremont,  André Watts
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein,  Seiji Ozawa
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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  • 72.
    Saint-saëns: Piano Concertos 2 & 4, Etc / Entremont, Et Al
    Label: Sony Classical Essential Classics   Catalog: 48276 Release Date: 11/17/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
    Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman,  Leonard Rose,  Philippe Entremont
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Eugene Ormandy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Philadelphia Orchestra
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  • 73.
    Leonard Bernstein - The Royal Edition Vol 2 - Bartók
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 47511 Release Date: 06/16/1992   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Béla Bartók
    Performer:  Morris Lang,  Elden Bailey,  Walter Rosenberger,  Saul Goodman  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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  • 74.
    Liszt: Piano Concertos 1 & 2, Etc / Entremont, Brailowsky
    Label: Sony Classical Essential Classics   Catalog: 48167 Release Date: 06/02/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Alexander Brailowsky,  Philippe Entremont
    Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
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  • 75.
    Dinner Classics - Romance
    Label: Sony Classical Masterworks   Catalog: 48260 Release Date: 04/07/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir William Walton,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Frederick Delius,  Maurice Ravel  ... 
    Performer:  Philippe Entremont,  Rafael Druian,  Pinchas Zukerman
    Conductor:  Louis Lane,  Eugene Ormandy,  George Szell,  Andre Kostelanetz  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Pops Orchestra,  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Cleveland Orchestra  ... 
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