Louis de Froment

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Louis de Froment (born December 5, 1921 in Toulouse , † August 19, 1994 in Cannes ) was a French conductor .

De Froment studied violin, flute and harmony at the Conservatory in his hometown before becoming a student of Louis Fourestier , Eugène Bigot and André Cluytens at the Conservatoire de Paris . After completing his studies in 1948, he founded the Orchester du Club d'Essay for French television . At the same time he toured Europe with his own orchestra and the flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal .

Until 1956 he was musical director of the Cannes and Deauville casinos. He conducted at the Opéra-Comique and was chief conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of Radio Nice from 1958 to 1959. From 1958 to 1980 he was chief conductor of the Radio Luxembourg Symphony Orchestra, then its first guest conductor.

In the 1950s, de Froment recorded primarily works by composers of the 17th and 18th centuries with the L'Oiseau-Lyre Orchester Ensemble , as well as Frank Martin's harpsichord concerto with Isabelle Nef and Jean Françaix 's Invocation à la volupté . With the radio orchestra of Radio Luxemburg, he mainly recorded works by French and German composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, including the complete orchestral works by Claude Debussy , the works for piano and orchestra by Camille Saint-Saëns with Gabriel Tacchino , as well as contemporary compositions such as Marcel Landowski's Les Adieux , Charles Chaynes Four Illustrations and his Trumpet Concerto (with Maurice André ).

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