Charles Dutoit

(b. 1936)

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(b Lausanne, 1936).

Swiss violist and conductor. Began career as violist in Lausanne Chamber Orch. but also guest cond. of Suisse Romande Orch. Art. dir. Zurich Radio Orch. 1964–71, chief cond. Berne SO 1967–77, cond. Montreal SO 1977–90, chief cond. Orchestre National de Paris 1990–2001. Eng. début 1966, especially assoc. with RPO. Visits to N. and S. America and Japan. NY Met début 1987.

Subjects: Music.

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