Charles Munch conducts Debussy and Ravel

Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1958-1961

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From 1958 to 1961, some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Charles Munch.

Celebrated for his performances of French music, Munch was an authority on the works featured on this DVD, all of which were composed during his lifetime. More than fifty years later, his recordings of French music remain a permanent standard of reference.

Musical Programme:

  • Maurice Ravel, Ma Mère l'Oye – Suite
    Recorded: Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, 4 February 1958
  • Claude Debussy, Ibéria
    Recorded: Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, 31 October 1961
  • Claude Debussy, La Mer
    Recorded: Sanders Theater, Harvard University, 28 October 1958

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