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Charles Munch Conducts Romantic Masterworks - works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann / Heifetz, Rubinstein et al. [8 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:

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Performances that vie with the best, including some that have been very hard to find. Those coming to this collaboration for the first time may find the impassioned discipline revelatory.


Works:

Symphony no 2 in B flat major, D 125 by Franz Schubert

Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1814-1824; Vienna, Austria

Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert

Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 05/02/1955
Venue: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Length: 24 Minutes 0 Secs.

Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert

Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria
Length: 44 Minutes 45 Secs.

Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" by Felix Mendelssohn

Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842; Germany

Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn

Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833; Germany

Symphony no 5 in D major, Op. 107 "Reformation" by Felix Mendelssohn

Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832; Germany
Length: 27 Minutes 14 Secs.

Octet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn

Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825; Germany
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs.

Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms

Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855-1876; Austria

Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms

Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877; Austria

Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms

Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884-1885; Austria

Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms

Performer: Gary Graffman (Piano)
Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854-1858; Germany

Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms

Performer: Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878-1881; Austria
Date of Recording: 08/11/1952
Venue: Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
Length: 43 Minutes 26 Secs.

Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms

Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Austria

Genoveva, Op. 81: Overture by Robert Schumann

Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1849; Germany

Capriccio brillant for Piano and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 22 by Felix Mendelssohn

Performer: Gary Graffman (Piano)
Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1825-26; Germany

Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn

Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844; Germany
Date of Recording: 02/1959
Venue: Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts

Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 "Spring" by Robert Schumann

Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841; Germany

Manfred, Op. 115: Overture in E flat minor by Robert Schumann

Conductor: Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848-1849; Germany


American Record Guide, November/December 2012
All the symphonies are competently done, energetic, and warm in spirit.

These imports feature German pressings from the immense Sony Classical Masters Catalog in smart and collectible multi-disc editions. The Sony catalog is replete with legendary artists and hold many of the greatest recordings of the classical repertoire. Each box features large, prominently displayed photo of the featured artist. and comes packaged in a slender, shelf-friendly box with the CDs themselves housed in space-saving slipsleeves.



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