Paul Creston

American Born 10 Oct 1906 Died 24 Aug 1985

Jean-Claude Casadesus was born into a family of musicians and actors in Paris where he studied at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris. He started his musical career as a percussionist, but also continued to study composition, composing several pieces for the cinema and the theatre, and conducting, working under Pierre Dervaux in Paris and Pierre Boulez in Basel. In 1968, he was appointed resident conductor at the Opera de Paris and the Opera Comique. He created the Orchestre National de Lille, was appointed its Music Director and since then has devoted most of his energy to this orchestra. Under his leadership, the orchestra has built a reputation as a dynamic group with an excellent repertoire, making it one of the leading orchestras in France today.

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