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Boston Symphony Orchestra/Charles Munch: Debussy/Ravel

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Overview

This musical release from the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the conduction of Charles Munch captures three live performances by the ensemble, recorded at the Sanders Theatre at Harvard Univeristy between 1958 and 1961. Some of the pieces featured in the program include Ravel's "Ma Mere l'Oye Suite" and Debussy's "Iberia." ~ Cammila Collar
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Overview

This musical release from the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the conduction of Charles Munch captures three live performances by the ensemble, recorded at the Sanders Theatre at Harvard Univeristy between 1958 and 1961. Some of the pieces featured in the program include Ravel's "Ma Mere l'Oye Suite" and Debussy's "Iberia." ~ Cammila Collar
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2011
  • EAN: 5060244550148
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Source: Ica Classics
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:08:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 67,962

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Munch
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Technical Credits
Charles Munch Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Boston Symphony Orchestra/Charles Munch: Debussy/Ravel
1. Pavan de la Belle au Bois Dormant [2:27]
2. Petit Poucet [3:47]
3. Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes [3:17]
4. Les Entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête [5:45]
5. Le Jardin Féerique [4:23]
6. Par les rues at par les chemins [8:34]
7. Les Parfums de la nuit [10:53]
8. Le Matin d'un jour de fête [4:42]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Boston Symphony Orchestra/Charles Munch: Debussy/Ravel
   Play All
   Ma Mère l'Oye Suite
   Ibéria
      Claude Debussy - Ibéria
   La Mer
      Claude Debussy: La Mer
         De l'aube à midi sur la mer
         Jeux de vagues
         Dialogue du vent et de la mer
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  • Posted March 7, 2011

    Indispensable

    In a word: thrilling. Neither the mono sound (well balanced and detailed as it is) nor the vintage black and white video imagery can detract from the significance of this release. The rare opportunity to experience visually as well as sonically the great Boston Symphony Orchestra under Charles Munch, one of its finest music directors, trumps any shortcomings. The 1958-1961 footage features Ravel's Ma Mere L'Oye Suite as well as Debussy's Iberia and La Mer. Munch's profound empathy for this repertoire is everywhere matched by the superb playing of this great orchestra. Witness the masterful maneuvering of the complex and challenging transition to the last movement of Iberia (Le Matin d'un jour de fete). The subtle dynamic shading and rhythmic plasticity produced by the strings in movement II (Petit Poucet) of Ma Mere L'Oye is extraordinary. The exaltation at the conclusion of La Mer is palpable. The list goes on and on. Refinement and excitement in perfect equilibrium. 68 minutes of pure joy. Annotations are excellent.

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