Roger Norrington

(b. 1934)

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(b Oxford, 1934).

Eng. conductor and advocate of period‐style performance. Cond. début 1962 with Schütz Chorale. Mus. dir. Kent Opera 1966–84, Schütz Choir of London, London Str. Players, and London Baroque Ens. SW début 1973; CG 1986; Amer. (Oakland) 1974. Prin. cond. Bournemouth Sinfonietta 1985–9. NY début 1989. Salzburg Fest. début 1989. Mus. dir., Orch. of St Luke's, NY, 1990–4; prin. cond. Stuttgart Radio SO from 1998. Cond. Brit. stage première of Rameau's Les Boréades, RAM 1985. OBE 1980. CBE 1990. Knighted 1997. Ed. of L'incoronazione di Poppea, Orfeo, and Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (Kent Opera, 1974, 1976, 1978).

Subjects: Music.

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