Pelletier, Wilfrid, 1896-1982

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Dates:
Birth 1896-06-20
Death 1982-04-09
Canadians

Biographical notes:

Canadian conductor and music educator.

From the description of Interview conducted by Ben Grauer, Jan. 29, 1979 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862088

Canadian conductor and music educator (1896-1982). Won the Prix d'Europe in 1915 and moved to Paris where he studied piano with Isidore Philipp, harmony with Marcel Samuel-Rousseau, opera repertory with Charles Bellaigue, and composition with Charles-Marie Widor. In 1917 he was engaged as répétiteur at the Metropolitan Opera, and made assistant conductor in 1921. In 1932 he was appointed conductor of the Met's Sunday Night Opera Concerts, and he served as house conductor until 1950. Pelletier was instrumental in founding the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec à Montrèal, where he served as director from 1942 until 1961, and he was artistic director of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra from 1951 to 1966. From 1961 to 1970 he served as music director in the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of the Quebec government.

From the description of Wilfred Pelletier Music Collection, approximately 1917-1982. (The Juilliard School). WorldCat record id: 465212949

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Subjects:

  • Conductors (Music)
  • Opera--Scores

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Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)