Frémaux, Louis

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Frémaux, Louis

Frémaux, Louis, French conductor; b. Aire-sur-laLys, Aug. 13, 1921. He attended the Valenciennes Cons., but his education was interrupted by World War II. He served in the Resistance during the Nazi occupation. After the war, he studied conducting at the Paris Cons, with Fourestier, graduating in 1952 with the premier prix. From 1956 to 1965 he was chief conductor of the Orchestre National de Monte Carlo, and then music director of the Orchestre Philharmonique Rhone-Alpes in Lyons (1968–71). From 1969 to 1978 he was music director of the City of Birmingham Sym. Orch. From 1979 to 1982 he was chief conductor of the Sydney (Australia) Sym. Orch.

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