Inghelbrecht, D. E. (Désiré Emile), 1880-1965.

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French conductor and composer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Brighton, 21 November 1922, to an unidentified recipient, 1922 Nov. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578517

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 10 November 1906, to [Maurice] Ravel, 1906 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270961167

D. E. Inghelbrecht, French conductor and composer.

4 chansons populaires françaises: originally for unaccompanied chorus. Composed 1915; published 1925.

La légende du grand Saint Nicolas: for voice and orchestra. Published 1932.

From the description of [Songs with orchestra]. 1932-1934. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 610561427

Born on January 10, 1910 in Lyon, the French conductor and composer, Jean Martinon entered the Lyon and Paris conservatoires to study the violin. At Lyon, his teacher was Maurice Foundray and at the Paris Conservatory, he studied violin technique with Jules Boucherit. While at the Paris conservatory, Martinon took composition with Albert Roussel and Vincent d’Indy. After completing the composition courses, he studied conducting with Charles Munch and Désormière. He graduated from the Paris Conservatory in 1928, winning a premier prix.

Martinon’s familiarity with conducting started in France, followed by various appointments in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. In 1946, he embarked on a conducting career directing the Concerts du Conservatoire in Paris and the Bordeaux Symphony. The successful debut with the LPO led to his appointment as associate conductor of the orchestra in 1947. From 1947-1950 Martinon directed the Radio Eireann orchestra, Dublin and in 1951, he returned to Paris to conduct the Concerts Lamoureux until 1957. From 1957-1959, Martinon conducted the Israel Philharmonic. His appointment as the next conductor of the Düsseldorf Symphony occurred in 1959. Martinon was in Düsseldorf until 1963 when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra selected him as their music director, a position he held until 1968. During that same year, he returned to France to direct the French National Radio Orchestra and served as the principal conductor of the Hague Residentie–Orkest from 1974 until shortly before his death in 1976.

Martinon’s extensive experience as a composer led to his approach to conducting. The Symphoniette pour orchestre á cordes, piano, harpe et timbales, op. 16, from 1935, is one of three first attempts at composition. After enlisting in the war, Martinon’s imprisonment in a German camp, Stalag IX A, resulted in several new compositions, Psaume 136, le Chant des Captifs, Musique d’Exil, Sonatina No.3, Sonatina No. 4 for wind instruments, and various choral works. In 1946, the city of Paris awarded a prize to his composition le Chant des Captifs. After the war, other notable compositions include Symphonie no. 3 (Irlandaise), the Concerto no. 2 pour violin et orchestre, op. 5, dedicated to Szeryng, and the Concerto pour cello et orchestre, op. 52, composed for Pierre Fournier. For the stage Martinon composed two works, the ballet Ambohimanga ou la Cité Bleue and in 1949 the opera Hécube with a libretto by Serge Moreux. Symphony no.4 Altitudes was the outcome of a commission from the Chicago Symphony to commemorate its 75th anniversary.

Martinon had recently taken on a position at the Paris Conservatory to teach conducting when he died from a serious illness on March 1, 1976.

From the guide to the Jean Martinon papers, 1923-1994, (Music Library)

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creatorOf Debussy, Emma-Claude. Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [Paris], [26 May 1913] and 19 January 1914, to D.E. Inghelbrecht, 1913 May 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Autograph letters signed (7), dated : Neuilly sur Seine, Paris, and Vulaines sur Seine, 1906-1915, to D.-E. Inghelbrecht, 1910 July 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929. Papers, 1910-1929. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Serge Diaghilev papers, 1910-1929 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
creatorOf Jean Martinon papers, 1923-1994 Music Library
creatorOf Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris, 13 June 1912], to D.-E. Inghelbrecht, 1912 June 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Inghelbrecht, D. E. (Désiré Emile), 1880-1965. [Songs with orchestra]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Chabrier, Emmanuel, 1841-1894. La Sulamite / mezzo soprano, choeur de femmes / et orchestre. / poëme de Jean Richepin. / Emmanuel / Chabrier / (1884) / (réorchestré en 1890.). Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Inghelbrecht, D. E. (Désiré Emile), 1880-1965. La métamorphose d'Eve : pour petit orchestre : D.E. Enghelbrecht, 30 rue des Dames, Paris XVIIe. : manuscript, 1928 Aug. 12. Houghton Library
creatorOf Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Autograph letters signed (24), and autograph postcards signed (4), dated [Paris, Hannover, and other places], 22 May 1912-[July 1917], to D.E. Inghelbrecht. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Schmitt, Florent, 1870-1958. Reflets d'Allemagne : suite d'orchestre / Florent Schmitt. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Inghelbrecht, D. E. (Désire Emile), 1880-1965. Autograph letter signed, dated : Brighton, 21 November 1922, to an unidentified recipient, 1922 Nov. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Inghelbrecht, D. E. (Désiré Emile), 1880-1965. Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 10 November 1906, to [Maurice] Ravel, 1906 Nov. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Inghelbrecht, D. E. (Désiré Emile), 1880-1965. El Greco : D.E. Inghelbrecht : manuscript, 1920 June 3. Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Colette, 1873-1954. Autograph letters signed (6) : Paris ; Manoir de Rozven par S. Coulomb, Ille-et-Vilaine ; and [n.p.], to D.E. Inghelbrecht and Colette Inghelbrecht, 1909-1948 and n.d. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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Orchestral music
Songs with orchestra


Birth 1880

Death 1965

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