Maurice Ravel - Bolero , La Valse, Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte
Claude Monteux conducts The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
London Records / Phase 4 Stereo
Record Label says made in England
Record: VG+ VG++ few light scuffs
Laminated Gatefold Cover: minor wear to front cover, slight cornerwear
2. La Valse
3. Pavane Pour Une Infante
Claude Monteux (born 15 October 1920) is an American flutist and conductor.
As a flutist Claude Monteux played under the batons of Arturo Toscanini, Bruno Walter, Thomas Beecham, Leopold Stokowski, Pablo Casals, Igor Stravinsky, and his father Pierre Monteux.
On the podium he served as Music Director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (1953–1956) and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic (1959–1975).
Monteux studied flute with Georges Laurent, then principal flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conducting with his father, both privately and at the Monteux School for conductors.
He has appeared in concert and in recording with orchestras throughout the world, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the NBC Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera orchestra, and has guest-conducted orchestras in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Norway and Holland.
He has recorded extensively on London, Phillips and other labels, including concerti by Mozart and Bach with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
Monteux has served on the faculties of the New England Conservatory of Music, the Peabody Conservatory, Vassar College and Ohio State University. Now affiliated with the SDSU School of Music and Dance, he spends his summers in Maine, where he is Musical Advisor of the Pierre Monteux School, coaches chamber ensembles, and works privately with conductors in their score study.
This is just some of the most beautiful impressionist music! I'm traveling in the Pays Basque, Ravel's birthplace, and I can say that this perfectly captures the place!