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Charles Munch: The Complete Recordings on Warner Classics


Release Date: 09/28/2018 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 573813  
Composer:  Hector BerliozMaurice RavelJohannes BrahmsArthur Honegger,   ... 
Performer:  Alfred CortotNicole Henriot-SchweitzerJean-Claude MalgoireJacques Février,   ... 
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio OrchestraParis OrchestraOrchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire,   ... 
Number of Discs: 13 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These 13CDs, containing Munch’s entire Warner Classics catalogue, comprise recordings made between 1935-49 (CD7-13) and 1965-68 (CD1-6).

The repertoire on the 13 CDs is wide-ranging – from the Baroque era to the mid-20th century (Bach and Vivaldi to Dutilleux and Jolivet) and from core repertoire to rarities. The 78 rpm era recordings find here their first original complete edition and they include numerous official premieres on CD. Roussel’s Suite in F recorded for Erato is released here for the first time on CD. The Berlioz Symphonie fantastique with the Orchestre de Paris was recorded a few days before the first concert of the orchestra: the first notes ever played by the Orchestre de Paris.
These 13CDs, containing Munch’s entire Warner Classics catalogue, comprise recordings made between 1935-49 (CD7-13) and 1965-68 (CD1-6).

The repertoire on the 13 CDs is wide-ranging – from the Baroque era to the mid-20th century (Bach and Vivaldi to Dutilleux and Jolivet) and from core repertoire to rarities. The 78 rpm era recordings find here their first original complete edition and they include numerous official premieres on CD. Roussel’s Suite in F recorded for Erato is released here for the first time on CD. The Berlioz Symphonie fantastique with the Orchestre de Paris was recorded a few days before the first concert of the orchestra: the first notes ever played by the Orchestre de Paris. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
Date of Recording: 1949 
2.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
Date of Recording: 1967 
3.
Rapsodie espagnole by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1908; France 
Date of Recording: 1968 
4.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Date of Recording: 1942 
5.
La valse by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
Date of Recording: 1942 
6.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Date of Recording: 1968 
7.
Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2 by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 1968 
8.
Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Date of Recording: 1968 
9.
Concerto for Piano left hand in D major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 1939 
10.
Concerto for Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer (Piano), Jean-Claude Malgoire (English Horn)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1931; France 
Date of Recording: 1968 
11.
Concerto for Piano left hand in D major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Jacques Février (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 1942 
12.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1967 
13.
Symphony no 4 "Deliciae basiliensis" by Arthur Honegger
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; France 
Date of Recording: 1965 
14.
Symphony no 2 for Trumpet and Strings by Arthur Honegger
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; France 
Date of Recording: 1944 
15.
La danse des morts by Arthur Honegger
Performer:  Jean-Louis Barrault (Spoken Vocals), Odette Turba-Rabier (Soprano), Eliette Schenneberg (Mezzo Soprano),
Charles Panzera (Baritone)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yvonne Gouverné Chorus,  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; France 
Date of Recording: 1941 
16.
Symphony no 2 for Trumpet and Strings by Arthur Honegger
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; France 
Date of Recording: 1967 
17.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in C minor, Op. 44 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Date of Recording: 1935 
18.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Date of Recording: 1965 
19.
Concerto for Cello in D minor by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 1965 
20.
Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 53 by Albert Roussel
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
Date of Recording: 1965 
21.
Symphony no 3 in G minor, Op. 42 by Albert Roussel
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 1965 
22.
Suite for Orchestra in F major, Op. 33 by Albert Roussel
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; France 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Notes: (World premiere release on CD.) 
23.
Symphony no 2 "Le double" by Henri Dutilleux
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958-1959; France 
Date of Recording: 1967 
24.
Métaboles by Henri Dutilleux
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; France 
Date of Recording: 1965 
25.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 3 no 9/RV 230 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Denise Soriano (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1939 
Notes: (Arr. by Dandelot.) 
26.
Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jacques Thibaud (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Written: 1775 
Date of Recording: 1941 
27.
Concerto for Violin in D major, K 271a (271i) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Denise Soriano (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 1939 
28.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jean Doyen (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1942 
29.
Berceuse for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 16 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Denise Soriano (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; France 
Date of Recording: 1939 
30.
Concerto for Violin by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Joseph Szigeti (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937-1938; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1939 
31.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Kostia Konstantinov (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1942 
32.
Sérénade Concertante for violin & orchestra by Marcel Delannoy
Performer:  Henri Merckel (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 1941 
33.
Grand Suite de La Pantoufle de Vair by Marcel Delannoy
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; France 
Date of Recording: 1941 
Notes: (Excerpts - 1. Danse de negrillons; 2. Apotheose.) 
34.
Rapsodia Portuguesa by Ernesto Halffter
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940/1951; Spain 
Date of Recording: 1942 
35.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joseph Benvenuti (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1856; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1941 
36.
Meine Seele rühmt und preist [BWV 189] by Georg Melchior Hoffmann
Performer:  Pierre Bernac (Baritone)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
37.
La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 1942 
38.
Le Cercle des Heures by Gustave Samazeuilh
Performer:  Eliette Schenneberg (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
39.
Nuit by Gustave Samazeuilh
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Date of Recording: 1943 
40.
Complaintes (3) du soldat by André Jolivet
Performer:  Pierre Bernac (Baritone)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940 
Date of Recording: 1944 
41.
Habañera by Louis Aubert
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1944 
42.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Marguerite Long (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1944 
43.
Meine Seele rühmt und preist [BWV 189] by Georg Melchior Hoffmann
Performer:  Pierre Bernac (Baritone)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra

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