PAST CONDUCTORS RECORDINGS: FIRST, LAST & BEST – LETTER I

First, Last and one of the best (in my opinion) recordings of main conductors from the past - One page per letter. Corrections are welcome. It is a work in progress.

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Désiré-Émile Inghelbrecht (1880-1965)

A specialist of Debussy, Debussy and Debussy… A composer, he directed the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées when it was created in 1913. His first recording was Grieg’s Peer Gynt in 1930 and one of his last ones was Ravel’s Daphnis et Cloé (1965). 

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Robert Irving (1913-1991)

A British conductor whose reputation was mainly one of a ballet conductor. His first recording was Adam’s Giselle (1950). His last one was dedicated to Balanchine (1986). I chose Meyerber’s ballet Les Patineurs 

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Konstantin Ivanov (1907-1984)

This Russian conductor conducted mainly Russian orchestras. 
One of his first recordings was Rachmaninoff’s Piano concerto n° 2 with Tatiana Nikolaïeva (1953). I chose Rimsky-Korsakov’s Antar symphony (1973).

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