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René-Emmanuel Baton, known as Rhené-Baton (5 September 1879 – 23 September 1940), was a French conductor and composer. Though born in Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy, his family originated in Vitré in neighbouring Brittany. He returned to the region at the age of 19, and many of his compositions express his love of the area. He also had close relationships with composers of the Breton cultural renaissance, notably Guy Ropartz, Paul Le Flem, Paul Ladmirault and Louis Aubert. As a conductor he was notable for his attempts to expand appreciation of classical music.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 5th, 1879 (Courseulles-sur-Mer), Died September 23rd, 1940 (Le Mans)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-98417 12-in. 12/13/1935 Berceuse Harriett Eells ; Viola Peters Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  


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