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Charles Munch

Author: D Kern Holoman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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A mesmerizing figure in concert, Charles Munch was celebrated for his electrifying public performances. He was a pioneer in many arenas of classical music--establishing Berlioz in the canon, perfecting the orchestral work of Debussy and Ravel, and leading the world to Roussel, Honegger, and Dutilleux. This is the first full biography of a giant of twentieth-century music, tracing his dramatic survival in occupied  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Munch; Charles Munch
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D Kern Holoman
ISBN: 9780199772704 0199772703
OCLC Number: 699379440
Description: xxxi, 296 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction ; Acknowledgments ; List of Illustrations ; 1 Strasbourg, Paris, Leipzig : September 1891 - October 1932 ; 2 Paris : November 1932 - May 1938 ; 3 The Societe des Concerts : June 1938 - May 1945 ; 4 Leaving France : June 1945 - September 1949 ; 5 Winning Boston : October 1949 - June 1951 ; 6 Boston after Koussevitzky : July 1951 - July 1956 ; 7 The Iron Curtain and Beyond : August 1956 - August 1958 ; 8 Shifting Perspectives in Boston : September 1958 - April 1962 ; 9 Paris, Again : May 1962 - August 1966 ; 10 The Orchestre de Paris : September 1966 - November 1968 ; 11 An Eternal Smile ; Notes ; Sources
Responsibility: D. Kern Holoman.
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A mesmerizing figure in concert, Charles Munch was celebrated for his electrifying public performances. He was a pioneer in many arenas of classical music--establishing Berlioz in the canon, perfecting the orchestral work of Debussy and Ravel, and leading the world to Roussel, Honegger, and Dutilleux. This is the first full biography of a giant of twentieth-century music, tracing his dramatic survival in occupied Paris, his triumphant arrival at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and his later years, when he was a leading cultural figure in the United States, a man known and admired by Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy.

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meticulous and sympathetic David Matthews, Times Literary Supplement Holoman writes with enormous sensitivity ... he is especially articulate in connecting Munch's elusive and enigmatic personal life Read more...

 
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