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Rosario Bourdon


Canadian musician Rosario Bourdon was an important in the first times of the recording era being a performer, conductor, arranger, and composer. He was created near Montreal to musical parents who began him in the cello at age seven. His parents instantly recognized his abilities and he signed up for the Ghent Conservatory in Belgium in 1897, where he researched cello with Joseph Jacob. During his initial season in Ghent, Bourdon earned a first award in cello, after that embarked on a Western european tour, eventually time for Canada by 1899. Frustrated using the limited musical possibilities in Montreal, Bourdon emigrated to america, where he became a cellist within the Cincinnati Symphony (1902 – 1904), the Philadelphia Orchestra (1904 – 1908), as well as the St. Paul (Minnesota) Orchestra (1908 – 1911). It had been during this time period that he started to research performing and he obtained experience around the podium because the associate conductor in St. Paul. It had been also during this time period that Bourdon 1st started to work with the Victor Speaking Machine Co. In 1905, he started to record for the business like a cellist, and four years later on, he became among their regular documenting performers. In 1920, Bourdon became among the music directors from the label, a posture that involved organizing ratings and piano accompaniments for additional Victor artists, performing the Victor Concert Orchestra, the Victor Symphony Orchestra, the Victor Salon Orchestra, and also John Philip Sousa’s Music group. By enough time he still left Victor in 1931, Bourdon got performed or executed on a lot more than 140 information and provided preparations for countless various other recordings. After departing Victor, Bourdon aimed musical actions at NBC Radio, Muzak, Brunswick Information, and Thesaurus Information. He also executed music for many popular movies, including those of Laurel and Hardy and Walt Disney. He continued to be active being a symphonic conductor, dealing with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal during its initial years.

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Date Of Birth March 6, 1885
Died April 24, 1961, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Conductor, Cellist
Nationality Canadian
Albums Mary Garden, Concert Cameos: Vol. 1, Concert Cameos: Vol. 3

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Floral Japan 1937 Documentary short conductor
Oriental Paradise 1936 Documentary short musical director
Cherry Blossom Time in Japan 1936 Documentary short conductor
Modern Tokyo 1935 Documentary short conductor
Sweet Surrender 1935 musical director
Rural Mexico 1935 Documentary short conductor
Beautiful Banff and Lake Louise 1935 Documentary short orchestra leader
Habeas Corpus 1928 Short composer: additional music - uncredited



Canned Music 1929 Short
Ratskin 1929 Short



Beautiful Banff and Lake Louise 1935 Documentary short performer: "Symphony No. 9", "William Tell-Overture" - uncredited

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