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Charles Munch & The Boston Symphony Orchestra 1958 - 62

Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
Release Date: 06/24/2014 
Label:  Ica Classics   Catalog #: 5130  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFranz Joseph HaydnAnton BrucknerFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This material features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their charismatic Music Director, Charles Munch. The footage has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques and is of exceptional musical interest and historical value. Filmed at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, an intimate venue with splendid acoustics enhanced by wood panelling, Munch’s interpretations are characteristically energetic and full of flair, while his rapport with the Boston Symphony Orchestra is obvious. This set represents the most extensive video archive of performances by Charles Munch.

DETAILS:

Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Classical, Color, NTSC
Read more Language: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Run Time: 375 minutes Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807 
Date of Recording: 1959 
2.
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961 
3.
Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1960 
4.
Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: no 5, Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1960 
5.
Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: no 16, Andante/Adagio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1960 
6.
Symphony no 98 in B flat major, H 1 no 98 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1960 
7.
Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1958 
8.
Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1958 
9.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1958 
10.
Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477 (479a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959 
11.
Genoveva, Op. 81: Overture by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1961 
12.
Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1959 
13.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, D 485 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962 
14.
Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 2, Alla Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
15.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 6, Air by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
16.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 3, Allegro deciso by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
17.
Symphony no 36 in C major, K 425 "Linz" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Linz, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1958 
18.
Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504 "Prague" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959 

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