Personalities | Pierre Monteux | Modern Era | Classical
As conductor of the Ballets Russes in Paris, Monteux conducted the premieres of Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé, and Stravinsky’s Petrushka and The Rite of Spring. During World War I he moved to the US, and had a long association with the Boston Symphony. He later took on the San Francisco Symphony, 1936–52, raising its international reputation. His last appointment was with the London Symphony Orchestra, 1961–64.
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