Charles Munch Archive
Another superb re-issue of historic recordings from Pristine, Charles Munch, and the BSO!
Tribute to Piatagorsky = BRAHMS: Double Concerto; SAINT-SAËNS: Cello Concerto; BLOCH: Schelomo – Gregor Piatagorsky (cello) / Nathan Milstein (vln.) – Praga Digitals
Tribute to Piatagorsky = BRAHMS: Double Concerto in a minor, Op. 102; SAINT-SAËNS: Cello Concerto No. 1 in a minor, Op. 33; BLOCH: Schelomo – Rhapsody – Gregor Piatagorsky, cello/ Nathan Milstein, violin/ Robin Hood Dell Orchestra of Philadelphia/ Fritz Reiner/ Boston Symphony Orchestra/ Charles Munch (Bloch) – Praga Digitals PRD 250 368, 70:56 (6/9/17) […]
Tribute to Charles Munch – A Strasburger in Boston = Works of BERLIOZ, FRANCK, ST.-SAENS, ROUSSEL, DEBUSSY, FAURE, RAVEL – Praga Digitals
A generous sampling of the ‘Munch touch’ in Boston in the French music he championed. Tribute to Charles Munch – A Strasburger in Boston = BERLIOZ: Romeo et Juliette Symphonie – Queen Mab Scherzo; FRANCK: Le Chasseur Maudit; SAINT-SAENS: La Princesse Jaune Overture, Op 30; Le Rouet d’Omphale. Op. 31; DEBUSSY: Fetes fr. Trois Nocturnes; […]
A fine historical look at one of America’s greatest orchestras.
Charles Munch Boston Rarities = SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 1 “Spring”; BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor – Boston Sym. Orch./ Charles Munch – Pristine Audio
These two enhanced Munch performances from RCA archives make an immediate, entirely gratifying impact, poetic and powerful.
DEBUSSY: “Orchestral Works Vol. II” = Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; Images; La Boite a joujoux (The Toy Box) – Rosenthal & Ansermet cond. – Praga Digitals
A nice addition to the Debussy Images already available on SACD.
Byron Janis, piano – The Complete RCA Album Collection = Works of BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT, CHOPIN, GERSHWIN, BRAHMS, SCHUMANN, RACHMANINOV, MUSSORGSKY, J. STRAUSS, LISZT & GROFE – with Chicago, Boston, Hugo Winterhalter orchestras – RCA (11 CDs + 1 DVD)
A comprehensive, if incomplete, survey of the Byron Janis legacy for RCA, 1947-1959, which exemplifies the often brilliant and intelligent prowess he commanded at the keyboard.
Sviatoslav Richter’s Boston Debut = BEETHOVEN: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus; Piano Concerto No. 1; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 – Sviatoslav Richter, p./ Boston Sym. Orch,/ Charles Munch – West Hill Radio Archives (2 CDs)
The piano titan Sviatoslav Richter’s 1960 debut in Boston with Charles Munch in music by Beethoven and Brahms has faithful restoration in its entirety by Kit Higginson.
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 – Claudio Arrau, p./ Boston Sym. Orch./ Charles Munch (4)/ Pierre Monteux (5) – West Hill Radio Archives
Arrau’s Beethoven from Tanglewood mixes strength with lucid clarity of detail, assisted by glowing colors from the BSO under its two French masters, Munch and Monteux.
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 8; RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G; D’INDY: Symphony on a French Mt. Air – Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer, p./ Boston Sym. Orch./ Charles Munch – Pristine Audio
Besides two classic French scores restored from RCA, Pristine bequeaths us a fine performance of the Vaughan Williams Eighth Symphony “live” in its Boston premier.
Relatively early inscriptions by Charles Munch on his “native soil” of French music reveal an ardent and sympathetic interpreter.