DéSormière, Roger, brilliant French conductor; b. Vichy, Sept. 13,1898; d. Paris, Oct. 25,1963. He studied with Koechlin in Paris. After serving as music director of the Paris Ballets Suedois (1924–25) and the Ballets Russes (1925–29), he was conductor (from 1936) and director (1944–46) of the opéra-Comique; in 1945–46 he also was assoc. director of the Paris opéra. In 1946–47 he was a guest conductor with the BBC Sym. Orch. in London, and in 1949 he returned to that city with the opéra-Comique to conduct Pelleas et Melisande at Covent Garden. He also appeared as a guest conductor of opéra and sym. throughout Europe. Desormiere was an outstanding interpreter of the French repertory. He also championed 20th-century French music, conducting premieres of works by Satie, Koechlin, Roussel, Milhaud, Poulenc, Messiaen, Boulez et al. After being stricken with aphasia and other disorders, he abandoned his career in 1952.
D. Mayer and P. Souvchinsky, R. D. et son temps (Monaco, 1966).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire
"DéSormière, Roger." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 17, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/desormiere-roger-0
"DéSormière, Roger." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved October 17, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/desormiere-roger-0
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.