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Charles Munch Conducts "La Mer" and "Daphnis Et Chloé" bits
Seeded by steven on 9 Sep 2009
Author: TheGreatPerformers
Debussy's "La mer" excerpt conducted by Charles Munch with the Boston Symphony, 1962 Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé-- Charles Munch rehearses with the Hungarian State Orchestra, 1966. Plus, excerpts from Boston Symphony concert, 1962 Charles Munch (originally, Münch) was born Sept. 26, 1891, Strassburg, Ger. [now Strasbourg, France], died Nov. 6, 1968, Richmond, Va., U.S. He was in the German army in WW1, got gassed at Peronne and wounded at Verdun, then became a naturalized French citizen after his return to Alsace. During WWII he was music director of the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris, and refused to collaborate with the Nazis. He helped the Resistance. In 1946 he made his first trip to the US, guest conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He became their principal conductor from 1949 to 1962. He then returned to France and founded the Orchestre de Paris. He was on tour in America with this orchestra when he suffered a heart attack and d
Work: Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Work: Debussy: La mer
Conductor: Charles Munch
Form/Genre: Ballet ; Tone Poem
Period: 20th Century