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Charles Munch - Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch - Boston Symphony Orchestra
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2005     1hr 36min

VAI DVD 4317 Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Debussy:La Mer, Ravel: Daphnis & Choloe Suite #2, 1962 concert. 80 min., B&W.

     
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Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Classical
Studio: Video Artists Int'l
Format: DVD - Black and White - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/29/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1962
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Fantastic Program
N. Madsen | New York, NY | 01/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hardly anyone could get pull off this kind of program today: Symphonie Fantastique is only a second-half work these days. But to place it in context, showing the progression of French music from Berlioz to Debussy and Ravel, you learn a lot.

Also, the conducting is just magnificent. By this time Munch was tired and trying to leave the BSO, but the board didn't want to let him go. So he just kept banging out these French warhorses, with little rehearsal, and each concert was an EVENT because he was always so spontaneous. He loses the orchestra at times (especially in the Berlioz) but it's great to see him drive the BSO over a cliff, as he does in the second movement of La Mer. Also note the impossible duration of the last note in Fantastique...Magnifique!"