Charles Munch

Charles Munch

Book - 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 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.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9780199772704
0199772703
Characteristics: xxxi, 296 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.

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