Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – Pierre Monteux, guest Conductor – February 17, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
The legendary French Conductor Pierre Monteux rehearses the Boston Symphony in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony Number 4 this week. It was originally broadcast on February 17, 1951. Monteux was guest Conductor for the BSO frequently over the years. As The Boston Symphony’s Music Director from 1919-1924, Monteux had a good relationship with the orchestra throughout his career. At the time of this broadcast, Monteux was still Music Director for the San Francisco Symphony. A position he gave up in 1952. French by birth, Monteux became an American citizen in 1942.
This broadcast features Monteux rehearsing the orchestra in one work – the Beethoven Symphony Number 4. As always, the narrator is Ben Gruer.
Enjoy and take notes.