Charles Munch: The Complete Recordings on Warner Classics | Warner 9029561198

Charles Munch: The Complete Recordings on Warner Classics

£31.30

In stock - available for despatch within 1 working day

Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029561198

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 13

Release Date: 28th September 2018

Contents

Works

Aubert, Louis

Habanera

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Concerto no.5 in E flat major, op.73 'Emperor'

Berlioz, Hector

Symphonie fantastique, op.14 H48

Bloch, Ernest

Violin Concerto in A minor

Brahms, Johannes

Symphony no.1 in C minor, op.68

Debussy, Claude

La Mer

Delannoy, Marcel

La Pantoufle de Vair
» Apotheose
» Danse des negrillons
Serenade Concertante

Dutilleux, Henri

Metaboles
Symphony no.2 'Le Double'

Faure, Gabriel

Berceuse in D major, op.16

Halffter, Ernesto

Rapsodia portuguesa

Hoffmann, Melchior

Meine Seele ruhmt und preist

Honegger, Arthur

La danse des morts
Symphony no.2 in D major, H153 'Symphony for Strings'
Symphony no.4, H191 'Deliciae Basilienses'

Jolivet, Andre

Les Trois Complaintes du soldat

Lalo, Edouard

Cello Concerto in D minor

Liszt, Franz

Piano Concerto no.1 in E flat major, S124

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Piano Concerto no.20 in D minor, K466
Violin Concerto no.5 in A major, K219 'Turkish'
Violin Concerto no.7 in D major, K271a

Ravel, Maurice

Bolero
Daphnis et Chloe: Suite no.2
La Valse
Pavane pour une infante defunte
Piano Concerto in D major for the left hand
Piano Concerto in G major
Rapsodie espagnole

Roussel, Albert

Suite in F major, op.33
Symphony no.3 in G minor, op.42
Symphony no.4 in A major, op.53

Saint-Saens, Camille

Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor, op.33
Piano Concerto no.4 in C minor, op.44

Samazeuilh, Gustave

Le Cercle des heures
Nuit... (symphonic poem)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Piano Concerto no.1 in B flat minor, op.23

Vivaldi, Antonio

Concertos (12), op.3 'L'Estro Armonico'
» no.9 in D major, RV230 (arr. Georges Dandelot)

Vuillermoz, Emile

La Nuit (ballet after Chopin, orch. Aubert)

Artists

Jean-Louis Barrault (speaker)
Joseph Benvenuti (piano)
Pierre Bernac (baritone)
Alfred Cortot (piano)
Jean Doyen (piano)
Jacques Fevrier (piano)
Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer (piano)
Kostia Konstantinov (piano)
Marguerite Long (piano)
Henri Merckel (violin)
Andre Navarra (cello)
Charles Panzera (baritone)
Andre Pascal (violin)
Eliette Schenneberg (mezzo-soprano)
Denise Soriano (violin)
Joseph Szigeti (violin)
Jacques Thibaud (violin)
Odette Turba-Rabier (soprano)
Choral Yvonne Gouverne
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
Orchestre de Paris
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux
Orchestre National de l’O.R.T.F.
Orchestre Nartional de la Radiodiffusion Francaise

Conductor

Charles Munch

Works

Aubert, Louis

Habanera

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Concerto no.5 in E flat major, op.73 'Emperor'

Berlioz, Hector

Symphonie fantastique, op.14 H48

Bloch, Ernest

Violin Concerto in A minor

Brahms, Johannes

Symphony no.1 in C minor, op.68

Debussy, Claude

La Mer

Delannoy, Marcel

La Pantoufle de Vair
» Apotheose
» Danse des negrillons
Serenade Concertante

Dutilleux, Henri

Metaboles
Symphony no.2 'Le Double'

Faure, Gabriel

Berceuse in D major, op.16

Halffter, Ernesto

Rapsodia portuguesa

Hoffmann, Melchior

Meine Seele ruhmt und preist

Honegger, Arthur

La danse des morts
Symphony no.2 in D major, H153 'Symphony for Strings'
Symphony no.4, H191 'Deliciae Basilienses'

Jolivet, Andre

Les Trois Complaintes du soldat

Lalo, Edouard

Cello Concerto in D minor

Liszt, Franz

Piano Concerto no.1 in E flat major, S124

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Piano Concerto no.20 in D minor, K466
Violin Concerto no.5 in A major, K219 'Turkish'
Violin Concerto no.7 in D major, K271a

Ravel, Maurice

Bolero
Daphnis et Chloe: Suite no.2
La Valse
Pavane pour une infante defunte
Piano Concerto in D major for the left hand
Piano Concerto in G major
Rapsodie espagnole

Roussel, Albert

Suite in F major, op.33
Symphony no.3 in G minor, op.42
Symphony no.4 in A major, op.53

Saint-Saens, Camille

Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor, op.33
Piano Concerto no.4 in C minor, op.44

Samazeuilh, Gustave

Le Cercle des heures
Nuit... (symphonic poem)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Piano Concerto no.1 in B flat minor, op.23

Vivaldi, Antonio

Concertos (12), op.3 'L'Estro Armonico'
» no.9 in D major, RV230 (arr. Georges Dandelot)

Vuillermoz, Emile

La Nuit (ballet after Chopin, orch. Aubert)

Artists

Jean-Louis Barrault (speaker)
Joseph Benvenuti (piano)
Pierre Bernac (baritone)
Alfred Cortot (piano)
Jean Doyen (piano)
Jacques Fevrier (piano)
Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer (piano)
Kostia Konstantinov (piano)
Marguerite Long (piano)
Henri Merckel (violin)
Andre Navarra (cello)
Charles Panzera (baritone)
Andre Pascal (violin)
Eliette Schenneberg (mezzo-soprano)
Denise Soriano (violin)
Joseph Szigeti (violin)
Jacques Thibaud (violin)
Odette Turba-Rabier (soprano)
Choral Yvonne Gouverne
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
Orchestre de Paris
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux
Orchestre National de l’O.R.T.F.
Orchestre Nartional de la Radiodiffusion Francaise

Conductor

Charles Munch

About

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 of 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.

2018 brings the 50th anniversary of the death (6 November 1968) of the French conductor Charles Munch. For decades he was an important and influential figure in France, and this 13-CD set focuses on his achievements with French orchestras, but he also enjoyed fame as Chief Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a role he held from 1949-1962.

These 13CDs, containing Munch’s entire Warner Classics catalogue, comprise recordings made between (i) 1935 and 1949 (CDs 7-13) and (ii) 1965 and 1968 (the year of the conductor’s death, CDs 1-6).  The repertoire on the 13 CDs is wide-ranging – from the Baroque era to the mid-20th century (Bach and Vivaldi to Dutilleux and Jolivet) and from core repertoire to rarities. The 78rpm era recordings find here their first original complete edition and they include numerous official premieres on CD. Roussel’s Suite in F recorded for Erato is released here for the first time on CD.

The Berlioz Symphonie fantastique with the Orchestre de Paris was recorded a few days before the first concert of the orchestra: the first notes ever played by the Orchestre de Paris. Jean-Charles Hoffelé, in his note for the boxset, sums up Munch’s style thus: “… his frenetic rhythms, his enormously varied palette of intense colours … his unerring feeling for a crescendo, all the subtle accents and phrasing that make his performances speak directly to the audience, and above all an irrepressible sense of movement …”

Error on this page? Let us know here

Need more information on this product? Click here