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The Resource Charles Munch conducts Wagner, Franck and Fauré, Boston Symphony Orchestra & WGBH Educational Foundation under exclusive licence to International Classical Artists Ltd ; Whitney Thomson, director

Charles Munch conducts Wagner, Franck and Fauré, Boston Symphony Orchestra & WGBH Educational Foundation under exclusive licence to International Classical Artists Ltd ; Whitney Thomson, director

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Charles Munch conducts Wagner, Franck and Fauré
Title
Charles Munch conducts Wagner, Franck and Fauré
Statement of responsibility
Boston Symphony Orchestra & WGBH Educational Foundation under exclusive licence to International Classical Artists Ltd ; Whitney Thomson, director
Title variation
Wagner, Franck and Fauré
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Conductor
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Summary
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. More than a hundred of these performances survive in the archives of the station and on the Boston Symphony. Because they exist in several generations of various media and have been surrounded by legal issues, access has been impossible even for researchers, let alone for the interested musical public. Appointed to the Boston position in 1949, Charles Munch explored during his thirteen years as music director of the orchestra a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque (Bach was a particular passion) to the contemporary. He led sixty-eight world premieres or American premieres there, the last of them being Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 3 "Kaddish", while the composer looked on from the balcony. His greatest renown, however, came for his performances of French music by Berlioz, Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Ravel, as well as such living composers as Honegger, Roussel, Poulenc and Dutilleux. His activities as a recording conductor spanned more than three decades (1935-68), and some of the recordings of French repertoire that he made with the Boston Symphony Orchestra have sold steadily for fifty years and more and remain a permanent standard of reference. This programme features a quintessentially French piece, the suite from Fauré's incidental music for Maeterlinck's play Pelléas et Mélisande, and excerpts from a definitive German work, Wagner's Meistersinger, as well as the most German of "French" symphonies, Franck's in D Minor. (Franck, of course, was Belgian, like Maeterlinck.) Charles Munch was Alsatian and fluent both in German and French languages and music. All of these pieces were in his active repertoire as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
Date of event
  • 1960 March 8
  • 1961 March 14
  • 1959 April 7
Other event information
  • Recorded
  • recorded
  • recorded
  • recorded
PerformerNote
Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Charles Munch, conductor
Place of event
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1891-1968
  • 1813-1883
  • 1822-1890
  • 1845-1924
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thomson, Whitney
  • Munch, Charles
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Franck, César
  • Fauré, Gabriel
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • International Classical Artists, Ltd
Runtime
71
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Operas
  • Orchestral music
  • Symphonies
  • Suites (Orchestra)
Technique
live action
Label
Charles Munch conducts Wagner, Franck and Fauré, Boston Symphony Orchestra & WGBH Educational Foundation under exclusive licence to International Classical Artists Ltd ; Whitney Thomson, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/charles-munch-wagner-franck-faure
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The mastersingers of Nuremberg (excerpts)
  • Richard Wagner
  • Symphony in D minor
  • César Franck
  • Pelléas et Mélisande, suite for orchestra op. 80
  • Gabriel Fauré
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 10 min., 37 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
1299
System control number
  • ocn956369223
  • (OCoLC)956369223
Video recording format
other
Label
Charles Munch conducts Wagner, Franck and Fauré, Boston Symphony Orchestra & WGBH Educational Foundation under exclusive licence to International Classical Artists Ltd ; Whitney Thomson, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/charles-munch-wagner-franck-faure
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The mastersingers of Nuremberg (excerpts)
  • Richard Wagner
  • Symphony in D minor
  • César Franck
  • Pelléas et Mélisande, suite for orchestra op. 80
  • Gabriel Fauré
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 10 min., 37 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
1299
System control number
  • ocn956369223
  • (OCoLC)956369223
Video recording format
other

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