Saint-Saëns: Overture 'La Princesse jaune'
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Symphony Hall, Boston; January 1951
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 'Choral'
Leontyne Price, Maureen Forrester, David Poleri & Giorgio Tozzi
New England Conservatory Chorus & Boston Symphony Orchestra;
Symphony Hall, Boston; December 1958
Berlioz: Overture 'Le Corsaire', Op.21
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire; Maison de la Mutualité, Paris; May 1948)
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat minor, Op.20 - Scherzo (orch. Mendelssohn)
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Symphony Hall, Boston; March 1960
Bizet: Symphony in C
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française; French Radio Studios, Paris; November 1966
Martin_: Symphony No.6 'Fantaisies symphoniques'; April 1956
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet - Suites 1 & 2 - excerpts; February 1957
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Symphony Hall, Boston
THE BIOGRAPHY - CHARLES MUNCH (1891-1968)
For Charles Munch (1891-1968) music was music, whatever its country or century of origin. Though he was esteemed particularly as a conductor of French repertoire, his programmes – whether in his early conducting career in France, or in his long tenure as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (1949-62) – were wide-ranging. Besides many French works, his pre-Boston recordings – mainly with the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, but a few also with the London Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam and the New York Philharmonic – included music by Beethoven, Bloch, Borodin, Brahms, Haydn, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schumann, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi. When he toured with the BSO, Beethoven's 'Eroica' and Brahms's Second Symphony ranked alongside Ravel and Honegger as his repertoire favourites.
Throughout his conducting career, Charles Munch eagerly promoted new music as one of the many rare recordings included here demonstrates. Martin_ wrote his Sixth Symphony for Munch and the Boston Symphony on the occasion of the Orchestra's 75th anniversary in 1955. This premiere recording, made in 1956, has not been available on CD before. The other recordings from Boston (where Munch was music director from 1949 to 1962) are also new to the CD catalogue, except the exciting 1958 account of Beethoven's Choral Symphony, which here receives its first fully international CD release and in a new remastering. Munch, who was Alsatian-born, became a French citizen in 1920 and, throughout his career, was closely associated with the music and musical institutions of his adopted country. The recording of the Berlioz overture was made in Paris in 1948 with the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, which Munch conducted from 1938 to 1946 and which he transformed into the Orchestre de Paris at the end of his life. Collectors will be keen to have Munch's 1966 French Radio recording of Bizet's youthful and scintillating Symphony, in which the conductor restores the cuts that mar his live Boston broadcast of 1964.
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