Pierre Benjamin Monteux (pronounced: [pjɛʁ mɔ̃.tø]; 4 April 1875 – 1 July 1964) was a French (later American) conductor. After violin and viola studies, and a decade as an orchestral player and occasional conductor, he began to receive regular conducting engagements in 1907. He came to prominence when, for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company between 1911 and 1914, he conducted the world premieres of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and other prominent works including Petrushka, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé, and Debussy's Jeux. Thereafter he directed orchestras around the world for more than half a century.

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  • Pierre Benjamin Monteux (pronounced: [pjɛʁ mɔ̃.tø]; 4 April 1875 – 1 July 1964) was a French (later American) conductor. After violin and viola studies, and a decade as an orchestral player and occasional conductor, he began to receive regular conducting engagements in 1907. He came to prominence when, for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company between 1911 and 1914, he conducted the world premieres of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and other prominent works including Petrushka, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé, and Debussy's Jeux. Thereafter he directed orchestras around the world for more than half a century. From 1917 to 1919 Monteux was the principal conductor of the French repertoire at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He led the Boston Symphony Orchestra (1919–24), Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra (1924–34), Orchestre Symphonique de Paris (1929–38) and San Francisco Symphony (1936–52). In 1961, aged eighty-six, he accepted the chief conductorship of the London Symphony Orchestra, a post which he held until his death three years later. Although known for his performances of the French repertoire, his chief love was the music of German composers, above all Brahms. He disliked recording, finding it incompatible with spontaneity, but he nevertheless made a substantial number of records. Monteux was well known as a teacher. In 1932 he began a conducting class in Paris, which he developed into a summer school that was later moved to his summer home in Les Baux in the south of France. After moving permanently to the US in 1942, and taking American citizenship, he founded a school for conductors and orchestral musicians in Hancock, Maine. Among his students in France and America who went on to international fame were Igor Markevitch, Neville Marriner, André Previn, Lorin Maazel, Seiji Ozawa and David Zinman. The school in Hancock has continued since Monteux's death. (en)
  • Pierre Monteux (* 4. April 1875 in Paris; † 1. Juli 1964 in Hancock, Maine, USA) war ein französisch-US-amerikanischer Dirigent. (de)
  • Pierre Monteux (París, 4 de abril de 1875 - Hancock, Maine, 1 de julio de 1964) fue un director de orquesta francés, posteriormente naturalizado estadounidense. (es)
  • Pierre Benjamin Monteux, né à Paris (9e) le 4 avril 1875 et mort à Hancock (Maine, États-Unis), le 1er juillet 1964, est un chef d'orchestre français, naturalisé américain en 1942. Il a eu une importante activité pédagogique, tant en France qu'aux États-Unis. (fr)
  • ピエール・モントゥー(フランス語: Pierre Monteux, 1875年4月4日 - 1964年7月1日)は、フランス・パリ生まれの指揮者。 (ja)
  • Pierre Monteux (Parijs, 4 april 1875 - Hancock (Maine), 1 juli 1964) was een Franse orkestdirigent, die later Amerikaans staatsburger werd. Zijn zoon was de fluitist, dirigent en muziekpedagoog Claude Monteux (1920-2013). (nl)
  • Pierre Monteux (ur. 4 kwietnia 1875 w Paryżu, zm. 1 lipca 1964 w Richmond, Wirginia) – francuski dyrygent. Dyrygował m.in. podczas prapremiery Święta wiosny Igora Strawinskiego. (pl)
  • Pierre Monteux (4 de abril de 1875 - 1 de julho de 1964) foi um maestro nascido em Paris, França que era naturalizado estadunidense. (pt)
  • Пьер Монтё (фр. Pierre Monteux; 4 апреля 1875, Париж ― 1 июля 1964, Хэнкок, штат Мэн, США) ― французский и американский дирижёр. (ru)
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  • Rimsky-Korsakov. Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op. 35
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  • You may give an excellently played, genuinely felt performance of a movement, but because the engineer is not satisfied because there is some rustling at one point, so you do it again and this time something else goes wrong. By the time you get a "perfect" take of the recording the players are bored, the conductor is bored, and the performance is lifeless and boring. ... I detest all my own records.
  • Our principal work is to keep the orchestra together and carry out the composer's instructions, not to be sartorial models, cause dowagers to swoon, or distract audiences by our "interpretation".
  • In Paris I used to think that any concert I conducted was a failure if it did not create a scandal; in Britain and America audiences are much more polite.
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  • Pierre Monteux (* 4. April 1875 in Paris; † 1. Juli 1964 in Hancock, Maine, USA) war ein französisch-US-amerikanischer Dirigent. (de)
  • Pierre Monteux (París, 4 de abril de 1875 - Hancock, Maine, 1 de julio de 1964) fue un director de orquesta francés, posteriormente naturalizado estadounidense. (es)
  • Pierre Benjamin Monteux, né à Paris (9e) le 4 avril 1875 et mort à Hancock (Maine, États-Unis), le 1er juillet 1964, est un chef d'orchestre français, naturalisé américain en 1942. Il a eu une importante activité pédagogique, tant en France qu'aux États-Unis. (fr)
  • ピエール・モントゥー(フランス語: Pierre Monteux, 1875年4月4日 - 1964年7月1日)は、フランス・パリ生まれの指揮者。 (ja)
  • Pierre Monteux (Parijs, 4 april 1875 - Hancock (Maine), 1 juli 1964) was een Franse orkestdirigent, die later Amerikaans staatsburger werd. Zijn zoon was de fluitist, dirigent en muziekpedagoog Claude Monteux (1920-2013). (nl)
  • Pierre Monteux (ur. 4 kwietnia 1875 w Paryżu, zm. 1 lipca 1964 w Richmond, Wirginia) – francuski dyrygent. Dyrygował m.in. podczas prapremiery Święta wiosny Igora Strawinskiego. (pl)
  • Pierre Monteux (4 de abril de 1875 - 1 de julho de 1964) foi um maestro nascido em Paris, França que era naturalizado estadunidense. (pt)
  • Пьер Монтё (фр. Pierre Monteux; 4 апреля 1875, Париж ― 1 июля 1964, Хэнкок, штат Мэн, США) ― французский и американский дирижёр. (ru)
  • Pierre Benjamin Monteux (pronounced: [pjɛʁ mɔ̃.tø]; 4 April 1875 – 1 July 1964) was a French (later American) conductor. After violin and viola studies, and a decade as an orchestral player and occasional conductor, he began to receive regular conducting engagements in 1907. He came to prominence when, for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company between 1911 and 1914, he conducted the world premieres of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and other prominent works including Petrushka, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé, and Debussy's Jeux. Thereafter he directed orchestras around the world for more than half a century. (en)
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