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Autographed Fayer of Vienna 3” x 5” verso blind stamped portrait photograph of the Swiss conductor.

Ansermet (1883-1969) was one of the most important collaborative conductors of the 20th Century.  Initially a mathematician, he became a student of the composer and organist Alexandre Denereaz in Lausanne.  He went to further his musical education with the composer Andre Gedalge in Paris and went to Geneva to study with composers Otto Barblan and Ernest Bloch in Geneva.  He made his first appearances as a conductor in 1912 at the Montreux Kursaal.  In 1914, he succeeded Liszt’s pupil Bernhard Stavehagen with the local Geneva orchestra.  From 1915 he was with Diaghilev in Paris at the Ballets Russe conducting with the company until 1923.  It was here where he met and collaboriated with Igor Strvinsky, Maurice Ravel, Manuel de Falla and Serge Prokofiev where he conducted the World Premieres of many of the important stage works.  From 1924 through 1927 he led the Buenos Aires Symphony.  In 1928 he also began to conduct the newly formed Paris Symphony Orchestra.  He founded the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande which became his professional home for the rest of his life.  His relationship with the orchestra and Decca led to a large catalog of recordings, including many of the works he premiered for modern composers.  His recording of De Falla’s “Three Cornered Hat” for instance is truly the definitive recording of the works, one he had worked extensively with the composer and premiered in Paris with the Ballets Russe.

ERNEST ANSERMET - CONDUCTOR

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