Igor Markevitch (conductor)

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Igor Borisovitch Markevitch (Russian: Игорь Борисович Маркевич, Igor Borisovich Markevich, Ukrainian: Ігор Борисович Маркевич, Ihor Borysovych Markevych; July 27, 1912 – March 7, 1983) was a Ukrainian-born composer and conductor who studied and worked in Paris, naturalized Italian in 1947 and French in 1982. He was commissioned in 1929 for a piano concerto by impresario Serge Diaghilev of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

Markevitch settled in Italy during World War II, becoming a citizen. After the war, he moved to Switzerland. He had an international conducting career from there. He was married twice and had a total of three sons and two daughters.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Symphonie fantastique Berlioz; Orchestre Lamoureux, Igor Markevitch 2
1966 Symphonies nos. 1-3 including "Little Russian" / Francesca Da Rimini Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch 2
1993 La damnation de Faust, op. 24 Hector Berliozchœur Élisabeth Brasseur, chœur des enfants de la RTF, orchestre Lamoureux, Paris, Igor Markevitch, direction 1
1993 Requiem, op. 5 / Harold en Italie Berlioz; Charles Munch, Igor Markevitch 1
1993 Symphonies nos. 4, 5, & 6 "Pathétique" Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch 1
1996 Liszt: Piano Concerto no. 1 / Hungarian Fantasia / Saint‐Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux Liszt, Saint‐Saëns; Géza Anda, Béla Síki, Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Ackermann, Igor Markevitch 1
1997 Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 - Le Nouvel Age / Sinfonietta / Cinema Overture (Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor Christopher Lyndon-Gee) Igor Markevitch 1
2002 La Damnation de Faust / Harold en Italie Hector Berlioz; Igor Markevitch 1
2005 Musik... Sprache Der Welt, Volume 2 Ferenc Fricsay, Eugen Jochum, Franz Konwitschny, Fritz Lehmann, Igor Markevitch, Otmar Suitner 1
2007 Bilder einer Ausstellung Modest Mussorgsky; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Igor Markevitch 1
L'Histoire du Soldat Stravinsky; Igor Markevitch, Jean Cocteau, Jean-Marie Fertey, Peter Ustinov, Anne Tonietti 1
Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 24 Mozart; Clara Haskil, Orchestre de concerts Lamoureux, Igor Markevitch 1
Violin Concerto no. 2 / Piano Concerto no. 3 Bartók; Yehudi Menuhin, Annie Fischer, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Igor Markevitch 1
Violin Concertos Berg / Stravinsky; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Ernest Bour, Igor Markevitch, Arthur Grumiaux 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Mass in C major / Coronation Mass Beethoven, Mozart; Karl Richter, Igor Markevitch 2
1993 The Great Ballets Stravinsky; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch 2
1993 Russie éternelle Igor Markevitch, Lorin Maazel 1
1998 Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique / Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition Berlioz, Mussorgsky; Igor Markevitch, Berliner Philharmoniker 1
1999 Cherubini: Requiem / Mozart: Krönungsmesse Cherubini, Mozart; Maria Stader, Oralia Dominguez, Ernst Haefliger, Michel Roux, Igor Markevitch 1
2016 The Symphonies & Manfred Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini / Mussorgsky: 6 Songs / Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky; Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch 1

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