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Charles Munch (26 September 1891 – 6 November 1968) was an Alsatian symphonic conductor and violinist, best known as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Charles Munch (26 September 1891 – 6 November 1968) was an Alsatian symphonic conductor and violinist. Noted for his mastery of the French orchestral repertoire, he is best known as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Munch made his début with the BSO on 27 December 1946. He was its Music Director from 1949 to 1962. Munch was also Director of the Berkshire Music Festival and Berkshire Music Center (Tanglewood) from 1951 through 1962.

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  1. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Celebrated for his performances of French music, Munch was an authority on the works featured on this DVD, all of which were composed during his lifetime. More than fifty years later, his recordings of French music remain a permanent standard of reference.  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. More details

  2. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    All three works featured on this DVD are well suited to Munch and his Alsatian heritage. He received prolonged and enthusiastic applause from the Boston audience following the performance of the Franck Symphony, whilst the Fauré shows him as a true master of French music. 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. More details

  3. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    This performance of extracts from The Creatures of Prometheus is a rare one, Munch having only conducted the ballet at the BSO in one season. He breathes life into his performances of Symphonies No.4 and 5, which are executed with excitement, exuberance and panache. 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.More details

  4. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    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.More details

  5. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Munch gave extensive performances of Brahms’ symphonies 1 and 2 during his time at the Boston Symphony, particularly during the orchestra’s many national and international tours. His readings of both works exhibit his characteristic energy and enthusiasm, which, coupled with the BSO’s distinctive sound, makes for a captivating DVD. 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.More details

  6. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Characteristically lively renditions, Charles Munch’s interpretations of both Mendelssohn Symphonies are energetic and precise with excellent articulation from the Boston Symphony Orchestra.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.More details

  7. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    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. More details

  8. Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Legacy

    Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

    £ 16.50

    Neither of the two Mozart symphonies featured on this DVD have been commercially recorded by Charles Munch, who gives his all in these exhilarating performances from a committed Boston Symphony Orchestra.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.More details

  9. Charles Munch – Boston Symphony Orchestra 1958-1962 (5 DVDs)

    Charles Munch – Boston Symphony Orchestra 1958-1962 (5 DVDs)

    £ 39.99

    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.More details

  10. Legendary Conductors of The Boston Symphony Orchestra Box Set (5 DVDs)

    Legendary Conductors of The Boston Symphony Orchestra Box Set (5 DVDs)

    £ 39.99

    This material represents some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and three of their eminent music directors, Charles Munch, Erich Leinsdorf and William Steinberg. This historical footage has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques. It is of exceptional musical interest and historical value, and has been described by critics as a ‘rare treat’ (Gramophone) and ‘welcome documentations’ (BBC Music Magazine).Release Date: 30th September 2013 More details

 

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