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Munch, Charles, 1891-1968

LC control no.n 81120380
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LC classificationML422.M9 Biography
Personal name headingMunch, Charles, 1891-1968
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Variant(s)Muench, Charles, 1891-1968
Associated countryUnited States France
Birth date1891-09-26
Death date1968-11-06
Place of birthStrasbourg (France)
Place of deathRichmond (Va.)
Field of activityConducting
AffiliationBoston Symphony Orchestra
Profession or occupationConductors (Music) Violinists
Found inBoston Symphony Orchestra. Press comments on the retirement of Serge Koussevitzky, 1948.
Altmann, W. Kurzgefasstes Tonkünstler-Lexikon, 15. Aufl.: 2. T. (Munch, Charles (real name Münch); b. 9-26-1891, Strasbourg, d. 11-6-68, Richmond, VA; conductor)
Saint-Saëns, C. Symphony no. 3 in C minor, op. 78 (with organ), 1948: label (Charles Muench)
Wikipedia, November 29, 2018 (Charles Munch (born Charles Münch; 26 September 1891-6 November 1968) was an Alsacian, German-born symphonic conductor and violinist. Noted for his mastery of the French orchestral repertoire, he was best known as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; born in Strasbourg, Alsace, German Empire; in 1920, he became professor of violin at the Strasbourg Conservatoire and assistant concertmaster of the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra; in the early 1920s he was concertmaster for the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne. He then served as concertmaster of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra from 1926 to 1933; made his conducting debut in Paris on 1 November 1932; became director of the Société Philharmonique de Paris in 1938 and taught conducting at the Conservatoire de Paris from 1937 to 1945; made his début with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on 27 December 1946. He was its Music Director from 1949 to 1962; returned to France and in 1963 became president of the École Normale de Musique; in 1967 he founded the first full-time salaried French orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris)
Bach cantatas website, November 29, 2018 (Charles Munch (Münch); conductor; born: September 26, 1891 - Strasbourg, Alsace, France; died: November 6, 1968 - Richmond, Virginia; Alsatian-born French conductor)