Serge Baudo

Serge Baudo - one of the go-to conductors for Contemporary Music.

Lily Laskine With Serge Baudo And Members Of The French National Orchestra – Music Of Devriés – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Serge Baudo
Serge Baudo – one of the go-to champions of Contemporary Music.

Yvan Devriés – Concerto for 12 Instruments and Percussion – Lily Laskine, Harp – Serge Baudo – Members of The FNO – Circa 1956 – ORTF – Gordon Skene Sound Collection.

Music of French composer Yvan Devriés performed in this circa 1956 Broadcast Studio performance by Lily Laskine with Serge Baudo and members of the French National Orchestra. His Concerto for 12 Instruments and Percussion, based on incidental fragments for a production of the play The Clouds by Aristophanes.

French radio producer, 1935-1975. Yvan Devries was a musician, holding the first chair, and composer of symphonies, chamber music and musicals. He grew up with a musical tradition, the great grandson of Theophile Gauthier and Ernesta Grisi, an opera singer, and the son of a tenor. He was awarded the Grand Prix Musical de la Ville de Paris in 1961.

Conductor Serge Baudo is the son of the oboist Étienne Baudo. He is the nephew of the cellist Paul Tortelier.

Baudo was conductor of the Orchestra of Radio Nice from 1959 to 1962. He then served as permanent conductor at the Paris Opera from 1962 to 1965. Baudo also worked on the music of two Jacques-Yves Cousteau films: in 1964 he composed and conducted the music of World Without Sun and in 1976 he conducted some Maurice Ravel musical pieces for Voyage to the Edge of the World (a Cousteau film about a four months expedition in Antarctica). He conducted the world premieres of the operas La mère coupable by Darius Milhaud in June 1966 in Geneva as well as Andrea del Sarto by Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur in January 1969 in Marseille . Baudo became music director of the Orchestre philharmonique Rhône-Alpes, later the Orchestre National de Lyon, in 1971, and served in this post until 1987. During his time in Lyon, he founded the Berlioz Festival, in 1979.

Lily Laskine (31 August 1893 in Paris – 4 January 1988 in Paris) was one of the most prominent harpists of the twentieth century. Born Lily Aimée Laskine to Jewish parents in Paris, she studied at the Conservatoire de Paris with Alphonse Hasselmans and became a frequent performing partner of several distinguished French flautists, including Marcel Moyse and Jean-Pierre Rampal. Laskine also served as professor of harp at the Conservatoire de Paris from 1948 to 1958. She was awarded the Legion of Honour in 1958. She died in Paris.


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