Free delivery on all orders in the UK

Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

Legacy

More Views

Special Price: £ 16.50

Quick Overview

SCHUMANN
Overture to ‘Genoveva’ op.81
SANDERS THEATRE, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 18 APRIL 1961
Symphony No.2 in C major, op.61
SANDERS THEATRE, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 7 APRIL 1959
-
SCHUBERT
Symphony No.5 in B flat major, D485
SANDERS THEATRE, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 27 FEBRUARY 1962

More details

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.

A great admirer of Schumann’s Second Symphony, Charles Munch programmed the work in four different Boston Symphony Orchestra seasons, taking it on tour on each occasion. He never recorded the symphony with the BSO nor with any other orchestra, which makes this exciting DVD a new addition to his discography.

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.

ICAD 5052


ROBERT SCHUMANN 1810–1856

 

1 Overture to ‘Genoveva’ op.81                                                10.37

 

Directed by Greg Harney and David M. Davis

Produced by Jordan M. Whitelaw

Recorded: Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, 18 April 1961

 

FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797–1828

 

Symphony No.5 in B flat major D485

2 I           Allegro                                                                                  5.12

3 II          Andante con moto                                                          11.02

4 III         Menuetto: Allegro molto                                             4.13

5 IV        Allegro vivace                                                                    6.06

 

Directed by David M. Davis

Produced by Jordan M. Whitelaw

Recorded: Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, 27 February 1962

 

ROBERT SCHUMANN

 

Symphony No.2 in C major op.61

6 I           Sostenuto assai – Allegro, ma non troppo             11.27

7 II          Scherzo: Allegro vivace                                                  6.43

8 III         Adagio espressivo                                                           11.05

9 IV        Allegro molto vivace                                                       8.33

 

Directed by Whitney Thompson

Produced by Jordan M. Whitelaw

Recorded: Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, 7 April 1959

 

Boston Symphony Orchestra

CHARLES MUNCH

Our streaming is provided by medici.tv. In order to watch any of our full streaming programmes, you must be a medici.tv subscriber and signed in to medici.tv. Click here to subscribe.

Grade 
martin kendrick
03/Aug/2013

“Munch demonstrates enjoyment of the works and combines discipline with freedom, guiding the thrilling performance. ”

hbdirct.com

    Add new review

    Add new review