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Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Haydn: Symphony No.98 (18 October 1960)
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Bruckner: Symphony No.7 (18 February 1958)

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Programmed by Munch during his years at the Boston Symphony but never recorded, his renderings of the two works featured on this DVD are exciting and spontaneous with the kind of precision and flair we have come to expect from the BSO under the buoyant direction of their charismatic Music Director.

The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Charles Munch.  

While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.

ICAD 5028


JOSEPH HAYDN

 

Symphony No.98 in B flat major Hob.I:98

1 I Adagio – Allegro 7.36

2 II Adagio cantabile 7.09

3 III Menuetto: Allegro 3.58

4 IV Finale: Presto – Più moderato 6.29

 

ANTON BRUCKNER

 

Symphony No.7 in E major

5 I Allegro moderato 18.02

6 II Adagio 18.12

7 III Scherzo 7.54

8 IV Finale 7.55

 

Total: 82.32

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Martin Kendrick
02/Aug/2013

“It was a splendid catch to find Munch conducting two pieces he never set down in the studio.”

MusicWeb International

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    Martin Kendrick
    02/Aug/2013

    “Mr. Munch takes most of the tempos briskly, leading a streamlined performance that still packs a satisfying punch.”

    Super Conductor

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