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Ernest Ansermet

AKA Ernest Alexandre Ansermet

Born: 11-Nov-1883
Birthplace: Vevey, Switzerland
Died: 20-Feb-1969
Location of death: Geneva, Switzerland
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cimetière des Rois, Geneva, Switzerland

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Conductor

Nationality: Switzerland
Executive summary: Founder, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Father: Gabriel A. Ansermet
Wife: Marguerite Jaccottet (m. 1906, d. 1940)
Mistress: Elena Hurtado (extramarital affair, d. 1942 suicide in front of Ansermet)

    University: University of Lausanne
    University: Sorbonne
    Teacher: Lausanne Gymnasium

    Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Founder and Principal Conductor (1918-67)
    Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo Music Director
    Kursaal Orchestra Conductor
    Commandeur Légion d'Honneur et Étoile (Belgium)
    French Legion of Honor
    Order of the Golden Phoenix (Greece)

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