Igor Markevitch      (Audite 95.605)
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Igor Markevitch      (Audite 95.605)
C0902. IGOR MARKEVITCH Cond. RIAS S.O.: Daphnis et Chloé – Suite #2 (Debussy); Le Sacre du Printemps (Stravinsky); Symphony #5 in D (Honegger). (Germany) Audite 95.605, Broadcast Performances, 1952. - 4022143956057


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"The great Russian conductor Igor Markevitch was born in Kiev and spent his formative years in Switzerland. He studied piano with Cortot and composition with Boulanger, and from the late 1920s until 1939 he enjoyed a successful career as a composer. However, after this period he concentrated on conducting, making a sensational début with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1955. He recorded with all the major orchestras, notably the Berlin Philharmonic, Philharmonia, London Symphony Orchestra and Lamoureux, and guest conducted in all the main international centres until the mid-1970s. Markevitch left a very large discography on EMI, DG and Philips."

- Zillah D. Akron