Martinon, Jean

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Martinon, Jean Gender: M
Jean Francisque-Étienne Martinon
born on 11 January 1910 at 00:15 (= 12:15 AM )
Place Lyon, France, 45n45, 4e51
Timezone LST m2e20 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 19°54' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 13°52 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 19°29'

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French musician, conductor, violinist, composer.

He began his education in Lyon, going on to the Conservatoire de Paris to study under Albert Roussel for composition, under Charles Munch and Roger Désormière for conducting, under Vincent d'Indy for harmony, and under Jules Boucherit for violin. He served in the French army during World War II, and was taken prisoner in 1940, composing works such as Chant des captifs while incarcerated. Among his other compositions are four symphonies, four concertos, additional choral works and chamber music.

After the war, Martinon was appointed conductor of the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire of Paris, and, in 1946, of the Bordeaux Philharmonic Orchestra. Other orchestras with which he was associated were the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as music director from 1963 to 1968; the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, the French National Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Éireann Symphony Orchestra, the Concerts Lamoureux and Het Residentie Orkest in The Hague.

Martinon's repertoire focused on the works of early twentieth century French and Russian composers.

Martinon was diagnosed with bone cancer. He died in Paris, 1 March 1976.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'm' pdf file, p. 93.

Previously this record had 10th January: Gauquelin ns vol 3 no 1019


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Composer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor (Conductor)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Musician, musician, violinist, violinist)