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Tribute to Charles Münch: A Strasburger in Boston - Works by Berlioz, Franck, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Debussy, Roussel, Ravel / Charles Münch, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Album Summary

>Berlioz, Hector : Roméo et Juliette
>Franck, César : Le Chasseur maudit (The Accursed Huntsman), symphonic poem (also arr. for piano, 4 hands), M. 44
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : La Princesse Jaune, Op. 30
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31
>Debussy, Claude : Nocturnes (3)
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pénélope, opéra
>Ravel, Maurice : La valse
>Roussel, Albert : Suite for orchestra in F major, Op. 33
Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Charles Munch (1891-1968), legendary conductor and violinist, was best known as the music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1949 to 1962. This program showcases his notable mastery of the French orchestral repertoire. Featured works include masterpieces by Franck, Debussy and Ravel - three composers that were among the conductor's specialties. Immortalized on record, these historic performances have lost none of their intoxicating power.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Boston (01/15/1951); Boston (02/19/1958); Boston (03/08/1958); Boston (04/23/1961); Boston (11/04/1957); Boston (12/12/1959); Boston (1962).



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Works Details

>Berlioz, Hector : Roméo et Juliette :: Scherzo de la Reine Mab
  • Conductor: Charles Munch
  • Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 09/1839

>Franck, César : Le Chasseur maudit (The Accursed Huntsman), symphonic poem (also arr. for piano, 4 hands), M. 44
  • Conductor: Charles Munch
  • Running Time: 13 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1882

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : La Princesse Jaune, Op. 30 :: Ouverture
  • Conductor: Charles Munch
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1872
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31
  • Conductor: Charles Munch
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1872
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Debussy, Claude : Nocturnes (3) :: no 2 Fêtes
  • Conductor: Charles Munch
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1897-1899

>Fauré, Gabriel : Pénélope, opéra :: Prélude
  • Conductor: Charles Munch
  • Running Time: 10 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1913
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ravel, Maurice : La valse
  • Conductor: Charles Munch
  • Running Time: 11 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1919-1920

>Roussel, Albert : Suite for orchestra in F major, Op. 33
  • Conductor: Charles Munch
  • Running Time: 15 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1926
  • Studio/Live: Live