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

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 89 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) WLX105 12-in. 10/19/1927 Ouverture, 3e partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX106 12-in. 10/19/1927 Le rouet d'Omphale, 1re partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX109 12-in. 10/20/1927 Le rouet d'Omphale, 2e partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX110 12-in. 10/20/1927 Dans les steppes de l'Asia centrale, 1re partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX111 12-in. 10/20/1927 Dans les steppes de l'Asia centrale, 2e partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX180 12-in. approximately February 13, 1928 3ème concerto pour violon & orchestre Miguel Candela ; Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Violin, with orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX181 12-in. approximately February 13, 1928 3ème concerto pour violon & orchestre Miguel Candela ; Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Violin, with orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX182 12-in. approximately February 13, 1928 3ème concerto pour violon & orchestre Miguel Candela ; Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Violin, with orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX183 12-in. approximately February 13, 1928 3ème concerto pour violon & orchestre Miguel Candela ; Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Violin, with orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX210 12-in. 2/20/1928 3ème concerto pour violon & orchestre Miguel Candela ; Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Violin, with orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX211 12-in. 2/21/1928 3ème concerto pour violon & orchestre Miguel Candela ; Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Violin, with orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX212 12-in. 2/21/1928 3ème concerto pour violon & orchestre Miguel Candela ; Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Violin, with orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX213 12-in. 2/21/1928 3ème concerto pour violon & orchestre Miguel Candela ; Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Violin, with orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX256 12-in. 3/6/1928 Nocturnes et fêtes : Nuages, 1re partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX257 12-in. 3/6/1928 Nocturnes et fêtes : Nuages, 2e partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX258 12-in. 3/6/1928 Fêtes, 1re partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX259 12-in. 3/6/1928 Fêtes, 2e partie Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX260 12-in. 3/6/1928 Marche des Fiançailles Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX300 12-in. 3/20/1928 Le voyage de Siegfried au Rhin, 1re partie Désiré Defauw ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX301 12-in. 3/20/1928 Le voyage de Siegfried au Rhin, 2e partie Désiré Defauw ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX311 12-in. 4/3/1928 La Péri Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX312 12-in. 4/3/1928 La Péri Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX313 12-in. 4/3/1928 La Péri Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX314 12-in. 4/3/1928 La Péri Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX315 12-in. 4/3/1928 La Péri Philippe Gaubert ; Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra Musical group  
(Results 51-75 of 89 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestre," accessed May 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103968.

Société des concerts du Conservatoire Orchestre. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 23, 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. 23 May 2024.

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