Munch, Charles

Charles Munch - The Complete Warner Recordings

CD (Number of discs: 13)
28 Sep 2018

Barcode: 0190295611989

Other participants: Michel Debost, Orchestre de Paris, Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer, Roger Abraham, Luben Yordanoff, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Roger Lepauw, Albert Tétard, André Navarra, Orchestre Lamoureux, Alfred Cortot, Denise Soriano, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Joseph Szigeti, Jacques Thibaud, Kostia Konstantinov, Henry Merckel, Marguerite Long, Joseph Benvenuti, Pierre Bernac, Jean Doyen, Jacques Février, Eliette Schenneberg, Louis Aubert

Prominent in the musical evolution of 20th century France, Charles Munch (1891-1968) also spent 13 epoch-making years with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This collection assembles newly-remastered versions all the recordings he made for EMI and Erato in the 1930s, 1940s and 1960s. The repertoire ranges wide and the 1965 recording of Roussel’s Suite in F makes its first appearance on CD. Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique – a Munch speciality – features twice. The version from 1967 marked the recording debut of the newly-established Orchestre de Paris under its inaugural Music Director.