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Charles Munch conducts Wagner, Franck and Fauré

Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1959-1961

Charles Munch conducts Wagner, Franck and Fauré Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1959-1961

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Between 1955 and 1979, Boston's public television station WGBH televised more than one hundred and fifty live concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Four music directors were featured in the series – Charles Munch, Erich Leinsdorf, William Steinberg and Seiji Ozawa –, as well as a dozen prominent guest conductors.

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Program

  • Richard Wagner, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (excerpts)
  • César Franck, Symphony in D Minor
    • 1. Lento
    • 2. Allegretto
    • 3. Allegro non troppo
  • Gabriel Fauré, Pelléas et Mélisande, Suite for Orchestra Op. 80
    • 1. Prélude : Quasi Adagio
    • 2. Andantino Quasi Allegretto
    • 3. Sicilienne : Allegro molto moderato
    • 4: Molto Adagio

Details

  • Directed by: Whitney Thomson
  • Venue: Sanders Theatre, Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
  • Production date: 2011
  • Recording date: 1959, 1960, 1961
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min
  • Production: © Boston Symphony Orchestra & WGBH Educational Foundation under exclusive licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
  • Available version(s): EN

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