Louis de Froment

Biography

Born: December 5, 1921; Toulouse, France  
A conductor who spent most of his career in tiny Luxembourg is hardly a musician one would expect to become well known, but Louis de Froment grew extremely familiar to record collectors thanks to his long association with the Vox label. Born in Toulouse, he studied at the Paris Conservatory, where he won first prize in conducting in 1948. After graduation, Froment conducted one of the French radio orchestras and, from 1950 to 1954, served as Read more music director at the casinos in Cannes, Deauville, and Vichy. He developed a higher profile through work as a guest conductor with a number of European orchestras and appearances at French music festivals. In 1958 he was named conductor of the Luxembourg Radio Orchestra, with which he embarked on an extensive series of recordings for the budget label Vox. Most often he served as accompanist in surveys of the concertos of such composers as Arensky, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, and Tchaikovsky. He and his orchestra were the main attraction in some projects, though, including the orchestral music of Debussy. Froment's performances with his orchestra, if not tonally sleek, tended to be idiomatic and well attuned to the needs of soloists. Froment retired from the orchestra in 1981. Read less
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  • 1.
    Tchaikovsky Edition
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94650 Release Date: 03/25/2014   Number of Discs: 55
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Derek Hammond-Stroud,  Janis Kelly,  Nikolai Vassiliev,  Alexander Arkhipov  ... 
    Conductor:  Vladimir Fedoseyev,  Sir Alexander Gibson,  Yuri Simonov,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Label: Gala   Catalog: 7704591 Release Date: 05/24/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Lucien Lovano,  Berthe Monmart,  Rémy Corazza,  Janine Micheau  ... 
    Conductor:  Gustav Cloëz,  Louis de Froment
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  • 3.
    Ultimate Piano Concerto Collection (W/Cdrom) (Box)
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 9098 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Frédéric Chopin,  Edvard Grieg  ... 
    Performer:  Derek Han,  Evgeni Kissin,  Karin Lechner,  Klára Würtz  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Freeman,  Stephen Gunzenhauser,  Dmitri Kitayenko,  Eduardo Marturet  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Israel Chamber Orchestra,  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    French Piano Music / Grant Johannesen
    Label: Vox Box   Catalog: 3032 Release Date: 03/23/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Gabriel Fauré,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Maurice Ravel  ... 
    Performer:  Grant Johannesen
    Conductor:  Louis de Froment,  Bernhard Kontarsky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
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    Icon - Nicolai Gedda - Lyric Poet Of The Tenor Voice
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 56095 Release Date: 03/23/2010   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Joaquin Turina,  Ottorino Respighi,  Francesco Maria Veracini,  Sergei Rachmaninov  ... 
    Performer:  Nicolai Gedda,  Gerald Moore,  Jan Eyron,  Aldo Ciccolini  ... 
    Conductor:  Lonya Kolbouss,  Robert Stolz,  Willy Mattes,  Willi Boskovsky  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Men's Chorus,  Balalaika Orchestra,  Graunke Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Gluck: Orphee et Euridice / Berton, Gedda, Micheau, Froment
    Label: Profil   Catalog: 9021 Release Date: 10/27/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Christoph W. Gluck
    Performer:  Nicolai Gedda,  Liliane Berton,  Janine Micheau
    Conductor:  Louis de Froment
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
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    Debussy: Nocturnes, Jeux, Afternoon Of A Faun, Etc
    Label: Vox Allegretto   Catalog: 8159 Release Date: 09/18/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy
    Performer:  Maria Teresa Escribano
    Conductor:  Louis de Froment,  Friedrich Cerha
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra,  Die Reihe Ensemble
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    Ses Plus Grands Succes
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 758857 Release Date: 03/11/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Jean-Baptiste ". Arban,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Jean-Claude Meignam,  Maurice André,  Joel Pontet,  Guy Touvron  ... 
    Conductor:  Louis Martini,  Theodor Guschlbauer,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Louis de Froment  ... 
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  • 9.
    Egyptian Splendour
    Label: Gift Of Music   Catalog: 1190 Release Date: 01/01/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Edvard Grieg,  Claude Debussy,  Jules Massenet  ... 
    Performer:  James Gregory,  Martin Souter,  Alfred Brendel,  Juan Perez
    Conductor:  Christian Rainer,  Libor Pesek,  Louis de Froment,  Hanspeter Gmür  ... 
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    Spotlight On Violin Series 1 - Concertos
    Label: Vox Allegretto   Catalog: 8715 Release Date: 01/01/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Henri Wieniawski,  Max Bruch  ... 
    Performer:  Aaron Rosand,  Ivry Gitlis,  Dieter Vorholz,  Suzanne Lautenbacher  ... 
    Conductor:  Louis de Froment,  Jascha Horenstein,  Günter Kehr,  Hubert Reichert  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Mainz Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Prokofiev: The Concertos / Tacchino, Ricci, Varga, Froment
    Label: Vox Box   Catalog: 3000 Release Date: 10/09/2007   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Laszlo Varga,  Ruggiero Ricci,  Gabriel Tacchino
    Conductor:  Louis de Froment
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
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    Legendary Treasures - Monique De La Bruchollerie Vol 2
    Label: Doremi Records   Catalog: 7857 Release Date: 04/10/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Johannes Brahms,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Monique de la Bruchollerie
    Conductor:  Louis de Froment,  Rolf Reinhardt,  Rudolf Moralt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra
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    Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite;  R Strauss, Weber
    Label: Vox Allegretto   Catalog: 8049 Release Date: 03/22/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Carl Maria von Weber,  Richard Strauss
    Conductor:  Louis de Froment,  Heinrich Hollreiser,  Jonel Perlea
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra,  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
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    The Art Of Ruggiero Ricci
    Label: Vox Box   Catalog: 3611 Release Date: 10/18/2005   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Franz von Vecsey,  Giuseppe Tartini,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Giorgio Ricci,  Ruggiero Ricci,  Louis Persinger
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur,  Louis de Froment,  Matthias Kuntsch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra,  Bochum Symphony Orchestra
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    Schumann, Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos / Firkusny, Froment
    Label: Vox Allegretto   Catalog: ACD 8208 Release Date: 09/01/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny
    Conductor:  Louis de Froment
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
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    Gretry: Richard Coeur De Lion;  Rousseau / Doneux, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics Special Import   Catalog: 75266 Release Date: 02/04/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jean-Jacques Rousseau,  André Modeste Grétry
    Performer:  Janine Micheau,  Michel Roux,  Nicolai Gedda,  Michel Trempont  ... 
    Conductor:  Louis de Froment,  Edgar Doneux
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raymond St. Paul Chorus,  Louis de Froment Chamber Ensemble,  Belgian Radio and Television Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf;  Britten, Saint-saëns
    Label: Vox Allegretto   Catalog: 8219 Release Date: 04/30/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Benjamin Britten,  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Marylčne Dosse,  Annie Petit,  Brandon De Wilde
    Conductor:  Jörg Faerber,  Hans Swarowsky,  Louis de Froment
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra,  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
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    Aaron Rosand - Arensky, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn: Concertos
    Label: Vox Da Capo   Catalog: 7211 Release Date: 11/23/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Anton Arensky
    Performer:  Aaron Rosand
    Conductor:  Louis de Froment
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
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    Label: Vox   Catalog: 3902 Release Date: 06/15/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Antonín Dvorák,  Gabriel Fauré,  Alexander Borodin  ... 
    Performer:  Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio,  Paul Angerer,  Southwest German Chamber Orchestra,  Beatriz Klien  ... 
    Conductor:  Frank Shipway,  Jörg Faerber,  Hans Hagen,  Louis de Froment  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio,  Southwest German Chamber Orchestra (Pforzheim),  Rochester Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    French Orchestral Selections - Berlioz, Lalo, Chabrier
    Label: Vox Box   Catalog: 5114 Release Date: 08/30/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Emmanuel Chabrier,  Jean Françaix,  Gabriel Fauré,  Jules Massenet  ... 
    Performer:  Ulrich Koch,  Suzanne Lautenbacher
    Conductor:  Pierre Cao,  Jean Françaix,  Louis de Froment,  Richard Kapp
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Hungarica
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  • 21.
    25 Classical Dance Favorites
    Label: Vox Cameo Classics   Catalog: 8841 Release Date: 07/01/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Maurice Ravel,  Charles Gounod,  Heitor Villa-Lobos  ... 
    Performer:  Manuel Barrueco
    Conductor:  Carl Michalski,  Peter Falk,  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski,  Alfred Scholz  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra,  Minnesota Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    25 Concerto Favorites
    Label: Vox Cameo Classics   Catalog: 8842 Release Date: 07/01/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Sergei Rachmaninov  ... 
    Performer:  Alfred Brendel,  Aaron Rosand,  Abbey Simon,  Jean-Jacques Kantorow  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Louis de Froment,  Leonard Slatkin,  Bernard Thomas  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra,  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    25 Symphony Favorites
    Label: Vox Cameo Classics   Catalog: 8843 Release Date: 07/01/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Johannes Brahms,  Camille Saint-Saëns  ... 
    Conductor:  Anton Nanut,  Alberto Lizzio,  Maurice Abravanel,  Jascha Horenstein  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra,  Ljubljana Radio Symphony Orchestra,  London Festival Orchestra  ... 
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    Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 7
    Label: Vox Classics   Catalog: 5098 Release Date: 12/12/1994   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Joseph Joachim Raff,  Robert Schumann,  Charles Valentin Alkan  ... 
    Performer:  Michael Ponti,  Jerome Rose,  Roland Keller
    Conductor:  V. Schmidt-Gertenbach,  Richard Kapp,  Louis de Froment,  Paul Angerer  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra,  Hamburg Symphony Orchestra,  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Aaron Rosand Plays Ernst, Godard, Lehár, Hubay, Ysa˙e, Et Al
    Label: Vox Box   Catalog: 5102 Release Date: 08/22/1994   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Henri Wieniawski,  Jenö Hubay,  Franz Lehár,  Eugčne Ysa˙e  ... 
    Performer:  Aaron Rosand
    Conductor:  Louis de Froment
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
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