Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ansermet, Ernest

Ernest(Alexander) Ansermet(1883-1969), Swiss conductor, studied mathematics at Lausanne University, then studied composition in Paris and Geneva, studied conducting in Berlin. Debut conducting in Lausanne in 1910, conducted Montreux Kursaal Orchestra, founded the Orchestre de la Swisse Romande, leading it from the first concert in November 1918 until his retirement in 1966.

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