Charles Munch conducts Romantic Masterworks [8 CD set]

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Charles Munch conducts Romantic Masterworks [8 CD set]
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch

[ Sony Classical Masters / 8 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 20 May 2011

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"Brisk tempos, wicked string and woodwind attacks keep this affectionate version on its toes." (AudAud on Brahms Symphony No 2)

"Brisk tempos, wicked string and woodwind attacks keep this affectionate version on its toes. Without preliminaries, the Finale erupts out of the opening motifs, a series of punctuated lightning bolts interrupted by woodwinds' pipings and strings' nostalgia. The development section has us plummeting through space again, only to find brief respite before a voluptuous rush to judgment, the stretti having mounted to a thick paste. And at long last, the coda tumbles its wayward course to a brilliantly graduated conclusion, which had me, too, conducting to the final beat." (AudAud on Brahms Symphony No 2)

Tracks:

Brahms:
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
(with Gary Graffman, piano)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
(with Arthur Rubinstein, piano)

Mendelssohn:
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 'Scottish'
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Capriccio Brillant in B minor Op. 22
(with Gary Graffman, piano)
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 'Italian'
Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107 'Reformation'
Octet in E flat major, Op. 20

Schubert:
Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D125
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'
Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

Schumann:
Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 'Spring'
Manfred Overture, Op. 115
Genoveva Overture