Fourestier, Louis (b Montpellier, 1892; d Boulogne-Billancourt, 1976). Fr. conductor and composer. Won Prix de Rome 1925. Cond. in Marseilles and Bordeaux, then Opéra-Comique, Paris, 1927–32 and Paris Opéra 1938–45. NY Met 1946–8; Salzburg Fest. 1953. Prof. of cond., Paris Cons. 1945–63. Comp. cantatas, symphonic poem, str. qt., etc.
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