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Charles Munch

D. Kern Holoman

Abstract

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. A pivotal figure, his accomplishments put him on a par with Arturo Toscanini and Leonard Bernstein. This book provides a biography of this giant of twentieth-century music, tracing his dramatic survival in occupied Paris, his triumphant arrival at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and his later years ... More

Keywords: Charles Munch, classical music, biography, twentieth-century music, conductor, orchestra

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199772704
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772704.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. Kern Holoman, author
Professor of Music, University of California, Davis