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Franz-Paul Decker, 90: The old-school conductor who nurtured the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in the Expo years

Franz-Paul Decker, 90: The old-school conductor who nurtured the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in the Expo years

mai 22, 2014
National

"According to family lore, Franz-Paul Decker’s musical acumen emerged when, around the age of nine or 10, he composed a small opera dedicated to a pigeon that had died in his backyard.

This was in the 1930s in Cologne, Germany, and in the ensuing decades, the earnest boy would learn the musical trade in the pits of local opera houses of Rhineland, growing into a renowned conductor of late Romantic music..."

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Compositeurs apparentés : R. Murray Schafer, Jacques Hétu, Clermont Pépin