Stravinsky: Petrushka, Ernest Ansermet
conducting L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Classic Records CSCD 6009.
In 2000, fingers were very publicly pointed at the Geneva-based Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR), which was founded in 1918 by conductor Ernest Ansermet
. During its heyday, the symphony orchestra had enjoyed something of a world reputation and was acknowledged for premiering works by major composers, such as Benjamin Britten, Claude Debussy, Darius Milhaud and Igor Stravinsky.
And lastly, Claudine Ansermet
and Paolo Cherici participate on a recital disc of airs by BadIly fittingly tided L'art de bien chanter in 2005 (STR 33720, 2006).
His words proved to be prophetic, and the man who, during the glory days of Diaghilev's Ballet Russe did not know where the next thousand francs was coming from, through a strategic use of courage, daring and sheer cheek gave the world its greatest names, Picasso (as set and costume designer) Stravinsky and Rimsky-Korsakov (composers); Bakst and Benois, Larionov and Natalia Goncharova (designers); Michel Fokine (choreographer) Ernst Ansermet
and Igor Markevitch (conductors) and the legendary Vaslav Nijinsky, Leonid Massine, Anna Pavlova and Tamara Karsavina - dancers whose names live on today wherever people who love the dance gather to remember former glories.
[paragraph] 53 (characterizing the majority's decision as "incompatible with Article 67(1)(a), (b), (c), (g), and (i)") (translated by Lydia Ansermet
A recent thesis by Tanya Hage challenges this statement with compelling sources, having found evidence that Stravinsky was well aware of ragtime and current American jazz music thanks to his friend Ernest Ansermet
, who conducted the first performance of Histoire.
Accusing Max Brod of betraying Kafka (it is solely because of Brod that Kafka's letter to his father is known to the public, in fact to everyone except Kafka's father), or accusing Ansermet
of betraying Stravinsky (for suggesting to Stravinsky that he edit one of his symphonies), Kundera accuses too, and he does so in his typically flamboyant, original, and witty way.
Former associates fondly remember the physical stamina of Ernest Ansermet
who, in his 80s, out performed people half his age, on or off the podium.
The exhibition, curated by internationally acclaimed artist Michele Ansermet
Papadopoulos, will open on Wednesday at 7.30pm and remain open until April 25.
Gregory premiered the work with the LPO at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 8 December 1946 under the conductor Ernest Ansermet
. (2) Dennis Brain later gave the first broadcast performance of the concerto with Gilbert Vinter conducting the BBC Midland Light Orchestra on 18 May 1951.
When Stravinsky arrived in Rome in March 1917 in connection with this project, he found a large company of artists, musicians and dancers assembled there, including all the principal collaborators on Parade with the notable exception of Satie, who had elected to remain in Paris: `There were Ansermet
, Bakst, Picasso, whom I then met for the first time, Cocteau, Balla, Lord Berners, Massine, and many others'.(7)