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Georges Pretre RIP

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 08:12:59

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RE: Georges Pretre RIP, posted on January 5, 2017 at 08:38:29

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Currently streaming.


A great, one-of-a-kind conductor. nt, posted on January 5, 2017 at 09:51:52


RE: Georges Pretre RIP, posted on January 5, 2017 at 13:17:37
Jim Treanor

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I'll have to cue up my ancient Angel LP of him conducting Poulenc's Les Biches in remembrance. Enjoyed his work.



RE: Georges Pretre RIP, posted on January 5, 2017 at 14:08:26

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Love his old EMI recordings. . . , posted on January 5, 2017 at 15:44:21
Chris from Lafayette
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. . . such as his Berlioz Troyens extended excerpts with Crespin (best Dido ever - I saw her onstage in this role!):

. . . as well as his later recordings from the 90's:

Why are these two works so unjustly neglected? I especially love the E-flat Symphony (No. 1), and Pretre conducts a very fine performance of it!

I've somehow managed not to hear Pretre's most recent recordings however. In any case, RIP.


Pretre box sets, posted on January 5, 2017 at 23:01:50

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There are a couple sets available or available soon, one on Warner and one on RCA.


RE: Georges Pretre RIP, posted on January 6, 2017 at 02:06:18
andy evans

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When I was very young I always thought he had a very romantic sounding name. Especially for the UK where we had the likes of Adrian Boult and John Pritchard.


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