Charles Munch discography

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Alsatian conductor Charles Munch was one of the most widely recorded symphonic conductors of the twentieth century. Here is a partial list of his recordings.

See main article: Charles Munch (conductor) for the conductor's biography.

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Partial list of sound recordings by Charles Munch[edit]

Recordings made with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra for Decca[edit]

Recording made with the Bavarian Radio and Television Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon[edit]

Broadcasts from Tokyo of the Boston Symphony Orchestra released by Altus[edit]

Broadcasts from Moscow of the Boston Symphony Orchestra released by Ars Nova[edit]

Broadcast from Moscow of the Boston Symphony Orchestra released by Arte[edit]

Broadcasts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from Symphony Hall Centennial Set released by the Boston Symphony Orchestra[edit]

  • 1953 Auber: La Muette de Portici Overture, same as West Hill Radio Archives release
  • 1953 Prokofiev: Love for Three Oranges March and Scherzo
  • 1958 Roussel: Suite in F Op. 33
  • 1959 Fauré: Pénélope Overture, same as Music & Arts release
  • 1959 Franck: Le Chasseur Maudit (The Accursed Hunter)
  • 1962 Debussy: La Mer
  • 1962 Ravel: La Valse

Broadcast of the Boston Symphony Orchestra released by Living Stage[edit]

Broadcasts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra released by Memories[edit]

  • 1952 Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K.551, Jupiter, same as West Hill Radio Archives release
  • 1954 Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D major, K.297, Paris
  • 1956 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in c, Op. 37 with Clara Haskil, same West Hill Radio Archives and Music & Arts releases
  • 1958 Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
  • 195? Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.77 Violinist: Joseph Szigeti
  • 1961 Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 17 with the Berkshire Festival Chorus and Soloists: Florence Kopleff, Donald Gramm, and John McCollum
  • 1961 Ravel: La Valse
  • 1962 Ravel: Daphnis & Chloe

Broadcast from Prague of the Boston Symphony Orchestra released by Multisonic[edit]

  • 1956 Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
  • 1956 Honegger: Symphony No. 3

Broadcasts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra released by Music & Arts[edit]

  • 1956 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 with Clara Haskil, same as Memories and West Hill Radio Archives releases
  • 1956 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K. 271 with Clara Haskil
  • 1956 Wagner: Die Walkure, Act One: Margaret Harshaw, Albert Da Costa, and Jan Pierce
  • 1959 Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op. 80
  • 1959 Fauré: Pénélope Overture, same as BSO release
  • 1959 Franck: Le Chasseur maudit (The Accursed Hunter)
  • 1960 Fauré: Ballade for Piano and Orchestra with Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer
  • 1961 Franck: Symphonic Variations with Vlado Perlemuter
  • 1961 Franck: Symphony in D minor
  • 1961 Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, with chorus of Berkshire Festival
  • 1962 Debussy: Nocturnes
  • 1962 Debussy: Printemps
  • 1962 Debussy: La mer
  • 1962 Ravel: La valse

Broadcast of the Boston Symphony Orchestra released by Tahra[edit]

  • 1951 Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.35, (1st movement only) Violinist: Michèle Auclair
  • 1956 Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
  • 1956 Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
  • 1962 Mozart: Requiem: Phyllis Curtin, Florence Kopleff, Blake Stern, Mac Morgan and Berkshire Festival Chorus

Broadcasts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra released by West Hill Radio Archives[edit]

  • 1951 Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung
  • 1952 Beethoven: Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Emperor, Pianist: Lelia Gousseau
  • 1952 Honegger: La Danse des Morts, Soloist: Betty Allen, Mariquita Moll, Arnold Moss and Gérard Souzay with New England Conservatory Chorus
  • 1952 Mendelssohn; Symphony No. 4 in A, Italian
  • 1952 Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551. Jupiter, same as Memories release
  • 1952 Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat
  • 1952 Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, Unfinished
  • 1952 Wagner: Tristan and Isolde – Prelude & Liebestod
  • 1953 Auber: La Muette de Portici Overture, same as BSO release
  • 1953 Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D
  • 1953 Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Eroica
  • 1953 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Pianist: Claudio Arrau
  • 1953 Debussy: Ibéria
  • 1953 Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole, (Missing Movement III), Violinist: Ruth Posselt
  • 1953 Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
  • 1953 Richard Strauss: Divertimento (after Couperin)
  • 1953 Wagner: Die Meistersinger – Act III Excerpts
  • 1954 Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
  • 1954 Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61, Violinist: Zino Francescatti
  • 1954 Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict Overture
  • 1954 Berlioz: Harold in Italy Violist: Joseph de Pasquale
  • 1954 Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
  • 1954 Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World, Op. 95
  • 1954 Ibert: Flute Concerto, Flutist: Doriot Anthony Dwyer
  • 1954 Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor "Organ", Organist: E. Power Biggs
  • 1954 Richard Strauss: Allerseelen, Wiegenlied, Morgen, Ständchen, Soprano: Irmgard Seefried
  • 1954 Wagner: Eine Faust Overture
  • 1955 Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61, Violinist: Jascha Heifetz
  • 1955 Beethoven: Die Weihe des Hauses, Op. 124: Overture
  • 1954 Berlioz: Les nuits d'été Soprano: Victoria de los Ángeles
  • 1955 Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73 (9/30/55)
  • 1955 Debussy: La damoiselle élue Soprano: Victoria de los Ángeles with Radcliffe Choral Society
  • 1955 Milhaud: Symphony No. 6
  • 1955 Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet, and Strings, Harp: Bernard Zighera, Flute: Doriot Anthony Dwyer, and Clarinet: Gino Cioffi
  • 1955 Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
  • 1955 Roussel: Suite in F
  • 1955 Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C
  • 1955 Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20
  • 1956 Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72
  • 1956 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, Pianist: Clara Haskil
  • 1956 Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 Eroica in E
  • 1956 Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 Pastoral in F, Op. 68
  • 1956 Brahms: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15, Pianist: Rudolf Serkin
  • 1956 Brahms: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Violinist: Zino Francescatti and Cellist: Samuel Mayes
  • 1956 Fauré: Requiem, Adele Addison, Donald Gramm, Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society
  • 1956 Schumann: Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.120
  • 1957 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor in E flat, Op. 73. Pianist: Claudio Arrau
  • 1957 Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
  • 1957 Debussy: Images pour orchestre
  • 1957 Franck: Symphony in D Minor
  • 1957 Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129, Cellist: Pierre Fournier
  • 1957 Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Violinist: Richard Burgin
  • 1958 Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture
  • 1958 Debussy: Jeux
  • 1958 Debussy: La Mer
  • 1958 d'Indy: Symphonie sur un chant montagnard français (Symphony on a French Mountain Air) Pianist: Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer (the Conductor's niece)
  • 1958 Ravel: La Valse
  • 1958 Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major Pianist: Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer
  • 1958 Ravel: La valse
  • 1955 Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole
  • 1958 Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
  • 1960 Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus - Excerpts
  • 1960 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter
  • 1960 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 98 Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter

Recordings made with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for RCA Victor[edit]

  • 19?? Schumann: Piano Concerto, Pianist: Van Cliburn (Never Issued)

Broadcasts of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra released by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's From the Archives Series[edit]

  • 1963 Rameau orchestrated by d'Indy: Dardanus Suite
  • 1966 Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2
  • 1967 Roussel: Symphony No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 42

Recording made with the Czech Philharmonic for Multisonic[edit]

Recording made with the Czech Philharmonic for Praga[edit]

  • 1957 Franck: Symphony in D minor

Recording made with freelance orchestra of London musicians for HMV[edit]

Recording made with freelance orchestra of Paris musicians for HMV[edit]

  • 1941 Georg M. Hoffman: Meine Seele Ruhmt und Priest Soloist: Pierre Bernac
  • 19?? Vivaldi orchestrated by Dandelot: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 3, No. 9, Violinist: D. Soriano
  • 19?? Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 7 in D major, K. 217a, Violinist: D. Soriano

Recording made with the Hungarian Radio and Television Orchestra for Philips[edit]

Recordings made with London Philharmonic for Decca[edit]

  • 1947 Roussel: The Spider's Banquet
  • 1947 Roussel: Suite in F Op. 33
  • 1947 Bizet: Symphony in C
  • 1947 Bizet: Jolie Fille de Perth - Danse bohèmienne

Broadcast of the NBC Symphony released by Memories, same as Music & Arts set[edit]

  • 1954 Debussy: Ibéria
  • 1954 Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
  • 1954 Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2

Broadcast of the NBC Symphony released by Music & Arts, same as Memories set[edit]

  • 1954 Debussy: Iberia
  • 1954 Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
  • 1954 Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2

Recordings made with the New Philharmonia Orchestra for Decca[edit]

  • 1966 Offenbach, arranged by Manuel Rosenthal: Gaîté Parisienne
  • 1966 Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suite
  • 1966 Bizet: Carmen Suite
  • 1967 Respighi: Fontane di Roma
  • 1967 Respighi: Pini di Roma

Recordings made with the New York Philharmonic for Columbia Records[edit]

Broadcast of the New York Philharmonic issued by LYS[edit]

Broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic released by Music & Arts[edit]

Recordings made with the Orchestre de l'Association des Concerts Lamoureux for Erato[edit]

  • 1965 Dutilleux: Symphony No. 2, Le double
  • 1965 Lalo: Cello Concerto in D Minor Cellist: André Navarra
  • 1965 Roussel: Suite in F Major, Op. 33
  • 1965 Roussel: Symphony No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 42
  • 1965 Roussel: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 53
  • 1965 Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33 Cellist: André Navarra

Recordings (Live) made with the Orchestre de Paris on Altus[edit]

Recordings made with the Orchestre de Paris for EMI/Angel[edit]

  • 1967 Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
  • 1967 Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
  • 1967 Honegger: Symphony No. 2
  • 1967 Ravel: Bolero
  • 1967 Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2
  • 1968 Ravel: Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
  • 1968 Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major Pianist: Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer
  • 1968 Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole

Recordings made with the Orchestre national de France for Auvidis-Valois, previously issued on Disques Montaigne*[edit]

  • 1962 Debussy: La Mer*
  • 1962 Debussy: Iberia*
  • 1962 Debussy: Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra Pianist: Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer*
  • 1962 Dutilleux: Symphony No. 2Le Double*
  • 1962 Honegger: Symphony No. 1*
  • 1962 Honegger: Le Chant de Nigamon
  • 1962 Honegger: Pastorale d'été
  • 1962 Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2*
  • 1963 Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
  • 1963 Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture, Op. 124
  • 1963 Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
  • 1964 Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
  • 1964 Honegger: Symphony No. 2
  • 1964 Honegger: Symphony No. 5, Di tre Re
  • 1964 Roussel: Symphony No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 42
  • 1964 Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite (The Swan of Tuonela, Lemminkäinen's Return), Op. 22
  • 1965 Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
  • 1966 Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture, Op. 23
  • 1966 Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite Op. 80
  • 1966 Roussel: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 53
  • 1966 Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2
  • 1966 Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D Major, Op. 120
  • 1967 Berlioz: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21
  • 1967 Franck: Symphony in D Minor

Broadcast made with the Orchestre national de France for Cascavelle[edit]

  • 1953 Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette Op. 17., Soloists: Irma Kolassi, Joseph Peyron, Lucien Lovano with National Orchestra Chorus of Radio France

Broadcasts of the Orchestre national de France for Euromuses[edit]

  • 1958 Schmitt: Symphony No. 2
  • 1962 Debussy: Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, Pianist: Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer

Recordings made with the Orchestre national de France for HMV[edit]

Recordings made with the Orchestre national de l'O.R.T.F. for Accord[edit]

  • 1961 Barraud: Symphony No. 3
  • 1961 Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2
  • 1962 Debussy: Ibéria
  • 1962 Debussy: La mer
  • 1962 Debussy: Trois Nocturnes

Recordings made with the Orchestre national de l'O.R.T.F. for Erato[edit]

Broadcast made with the Orchestre national de l'O.R.T.F. for Music & Arts[edit]

  • 1951 Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61, Violinist: Zino Francescatti

Recordings made with the Orchestre national de l'O.R.T.F. for Turnabout(?)[edit]

  • 1966 Albéniz: Iberia
  • 1966 Debussy: Iberia
  • 1966 Debussy: La Mer
  • 1967 Bizet: Jeux d'Enfants
  • 1967 Bizet: Patrie Overture
  • 1967 Bizet: Symphony in C
  • 1967 Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
  • 1967 Mussorgsky: Khovanchina - Introduction and Persian Dance
  • 1967 Rimsky-Korsakov: Golden Cockerel
  • 1967 Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture

Broadcast of the Orchestre Philharmonique de la R.T.F. for Euromuses[edit]

Recordings made with the Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire for Decca[edit]

  • 1946 Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture, Op. 23
  • 1946 Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50
  • 1946 Franck: Symphonic Variations, with Eileen Joyce
  • 1946 Franck: Symphony in D Minor
  • 1946 Ravel: Boléro
  • 1946 Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suites 1 and 2
  • 1946 Roussel: Petite Suite Op. 39
  • 1946 Roussel: Suite in F
  • 1946 Saint-Saëns: Omphale's Spinning Wheel, Op. 31
  • 1947 Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major
  • 1947 Debussy: Ibéria
  • 1947 Debussy: Berceuse héroïque
  • 1947 d'Indy: Fervaal Prelude, Op. 40
  • 1947 Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op. 80
  • 1947 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5, "Reformation"
  • 1947 Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, Op. 25, Classical
  • 1948 Berlioz: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21
  • 1948 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op.74
  • 1949 Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet excerpts, Op. 9
  • 1949 Berlioz: Les Troyens - Royal Hunt and Storm Music
  • 1949 Ravel: Piano Concerto, Pianist: Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer

Recordings made with the Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire for HMV[edit]

  • 1939 Bloch: Violin Concerto in A minor, Violinist: Joseph Szigeti
  • 1939 Ravel: Concerto for the Left Hand, Pianist: Alfred Cortot
  • 1941 Delannoy: La pantoufle de vair : Danse des négrillons et Apothéose (Grand Suite on the ballet, Cinderella) Violinist: Henri Merkel
  • 1941 Delannoy: Sérénade concertante for Violin Violinist: Henri Merkel
  • 1941 Gustave Samazeuilh: Nuit
  • 1941 Samazeuilh: Rapsodia Portugesa Pianist: Marguerite Long
  • 1941 Honegger: La Danse des Morts with Jean-Louis Barrault, Odette Turba-Rabier, Charles Panzera and Elaine Schenneberg with chorus
  • 1941 Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, K. 219, Violinist: Jacques Thibaud
  • 1942 Debussy La mer
  • 1942 Honegger: Symphony No. 2
  • 1942 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466, Pianist: Jean Doyen
  • 1942 Ravel: La valse
  • 1942 Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess
  • 1942 Ravel: Concerto for the Left Hand, Pianist: Jacques Février
  • 1942 Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Pianist: Kostia Kostantinov
  • 1944 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73,The Emperor, Pianist: Marguerite Long
  • 1946 Louis Aubert: Habanera
  • 1946 Chopin orchestrated by Louis Aubert: La Nuit ensorcelée (Enchanted Night)
  • 1946 Jolivet: Les Trois complaintes du soldat vaincu (Three Laments of the Defeated Soldier) Soloist: Pierre Bernac

Recordings made with the Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire for Oiseau-Lyre[edit]

  • 1938 Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, Cello, Oboe and Basson

Recording made with the Paris Philharmonic for Polydor[edit]

  • 1938 Ravel: Concerto for the Left Hand, Pianist: Jacqueline Blanchard
  • 19?? Widor: Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, Pianist: M. Herrenschmidt

Recordings made with the Philadelphia Orchestra for Columbia Records[edit]

  • 1963 Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust" - excerpts
  • 1963 Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op. 80
  • 1963 Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales

Broadcast of the Philadelphia Orchestra released on the Philadelphia Orchestra's Centennial Set[edit]

  • 1963 Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

Recordings (Live) made with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra issued by Panton[edit]

  • 1967 Martinů: Symphony No. 6 Fantaisies Symphoniques

Broadcast of the RAI Symphony Orchestra released by Tahra[edit]

Recording made with the Rotterdam Philharmonic for Turnabout(?)[edit]

Recording made with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for Reader's Digest[edit]

Broadcast of the Symphony of the Air released by Music & Arts[edit]

Recording of the USSR State Academic Orchestra released by Meloydia[edit]

  • 1965 Debussy: La Mer
  • 1965 Honegger: Symphony No. 2
  • 1965 Rameau orchestrated by d'Indy: Dardanus Suite'
  • 1965 Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2

Recordings Lacking Full Information[edit]

  • 19?? Delannoy: Sérénade Concertante for Violin & Orchestra, Violinist: Lola Bobesco, Orchestra:?, Malibran
  • 19?? Delannoy: Grand Suite de La Pantoufle de Vair Danse de négrillons, Violinist: Lola Bobesco, Orchestra:?, Malibran

Video of Charles Münch on DVD[edit]

DVD with the Boston Symphony on ICA[edit]

DVD with the Boston Symphony on NHK[edit]

DVD with the Boston Symphony on VAI[edit]

DVD with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on VAI[edit]

  • 1963 Berlioz: Les Troyens - Royal Hunt and Storm Music
  • 1963 Rameau orchestrated by d'Indy: Dardanus Suite
  • 1963 Ravel: La Valse
  • 1963 Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales

DVD with the Orchestre National de l'ORTF on EMI[edit]

  • 1966 Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (Movements II through IV only)
  • 1966 Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

DVD with the Orchestre de Radio-Canada on VAI[edit]

  • 1963 Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

DVD The Art of Conducting Volume II on EMI[edit]

  • 1957 Franck: Symphony in D Minor - excerpts with the Czech Philharmonic
  • 1962 Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - excerpts with Boston Symphony
  • 1962 Debussy: La Mer - excerpts with Boston Symphony
  • 1962 Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 - excerpts with Boston Symphony
  • 1966 Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - excerpts with the Hungarian Radio and Television Orchestra