Jean Martinon

Jean Martinon

Top Songs

1
Children's Corner, L. 119b: VI. Golliwog's Cakewalk (Orch. Caplet)
2
Rapsodie espagnole: Prélude à la nuit
3
Le Roi Lear, L. 116b: I. Fanfare (Orch. Roger-Ducasse)
4
Printemps, L. 68c: Part 1 (Orch. Büsser)
5
Trois Nocturnes: III. Sirènes (with women's choir)

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Biography

In the words of one of his biographers, conductor Jean Martinon's performances "were distinguished by a concern for translucent orchestral textures, and sustained by a subtle sense of rhythm and phrasing." Occasionally, "he stressed a poetic inflection at the expense of literal accuracy." Martinon's first instrument was the violin; he studied at the Lyons Conservatory (1924-1925), then transferred to the Paris Conservatory, where he won first prize in violin upon his graduati... Read more

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