Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestre

The Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire was a symphony orchestra established in Paris in 1828. It gave its first concert on 9 March 1828 with music by Beethoven, Rossini, Meifreid, Rode and Cherubini.

Administered by the philharmonic association of the Conservatoire de Paris, the orchestra consisted of professors of the Conservatoire and their pupils. It was formed by François-Antoine Habeneck in pioneering fashion, aiming to present Beethoven's symphonies, but over time it became more conservative in its programming.

Its long existence kept the tradition of playing taught at the Conservatoire prominent in French musical life. The orchestra occupied the center-stage of French musical life throughout the 19th and most of the 20th centuries. A major tour of the US took place in 1918, appearing in 52 cities. Later that year it made the first of its many recordings.

In 1967, financial difficulties, along with irregular work for the players and poor pay led to a decision by the French government to form a new orchestra. Following auditions chaired by Charles Munch, 108 musicians were chosen (of whom 50 were from the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra) for the newly created Orchestre de Paris, which gave its first concert on 14 November 1967 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

The chief conductors of the orchestra were:

  • François-Antoine Habeneck 1828–1848
  • Narcisse Girard 1848–1860
  • Théophile Tilmant 1860–1863
  • François George-Hainl 1863–1872
  • Édouard Deldevez 1872–1885
  • Jules Garcin 1885–1892
  • Paul Taffanel 1892–1901
  • Georges Marty 1901–1908
  • André Messager 1908–1919
  • Philippe Gaubert 1919–1938
  • Charles Munch 1938–1946
  • André Cluytens 1946–1960

No principal conductor was appointed during the orchestra's final years 1960–1967.

Notable premieres given by the orchestra include Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, Saint-Saëns's Cello Concerto No. 1, and Franck's Symphony in D minor.

Birth and Death Data: Born Founded 1828, Died Ceased 1967

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 89 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0LA2198 10-in. 11/8/1937 Overture in D major Edvard Fendler ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone 2PG208 12-in. 10/28/1932 La mer, part 3 Piero Coppola ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone 2PG209 12-in. 10/28/1932 La mer, part 4 Piero Coppola ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone 2LA362 12-in. 3/11/1935 Ibéria [part 1] Piero Coppola ; Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestre Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone 2LA363 12-in. 3/11/1935 Ibéria [part 2] Piero Coppola ; Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestre Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone 2LA364 12-in. 3/11/1935 Ibéria [part 3] Piero Coppola ; Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestre Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone 2LA365 12-in. 3/11/1935 Ibéria [part 4] Piero Coppola ; Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestre Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone 2LA366 12-in. 3/12/1935 Ibéria [part 5] Piero Coppola ; Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestre Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone 2LA367 12-in. 3/12/1935 Ibéria : Soirée dans Granade Piero Coppola ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone 0LA3102 10-in. 6/7/1939 E lucevan le stelle Élie Cohen ; Giuseppe Lugo Tenor vocal solo, wit orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone 0LA3103 10-in. 6/7/1939 Recondita armonia Élie Cohen ; Giuseppe Lugo Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone CS4239 12-in. 9/23/1929 Ibéria [part 2] Piero Coppola ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone CS4244 12-in. 9/24/1929 Ibéria [part 3] Piero Coppola ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone CS4245 12-in. 9/23/1929 Ibéria [part 4] Piero Coppola ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone CS4246 12-in. 9/25/1929 Ibéria [part 5] Piero Coppola ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX35 12-in. 2/8/1927 L'apprenti sorcier, 1re partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX41 12-in. 2/10/1927 L'apprenti sorcier, 2e partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX42 12-in. 2/10/1927 L'apprenti sorcier, 3e partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX43 12-in. 2/10/1927 Noces de Figaro : Ouverture Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX52 12-in. 5/7/1927 La valse, 1re partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX53 12-in. 5/7/1927 La valse, 2e partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX54 12-in. between May 7 and September 2, 1927 La valse, 3e partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX55 12-in. 5/7/1927 La valse, 4e partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX103 12-in. 10/19/1927 Ouverture, 1re partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX104 12-in. 10/19/1927 Ouverture, 2e partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
(Results 26-50 of 89 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestre," accessed May 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103968.

Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestre. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103968.

"Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestre." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103968

Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.