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Autographed original 3” x 5” photograph, dated 1966 in Budapest during a live recording of Symphonie Fantastique with the Hungarian Radio Symphony. Note the monogrammed shirt! This image was part of a series of photographs taken of conductors during recording sessions by the British classical record producer James Mallinson. 

 

Munch (1891-1968) led the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1949 through the Spring 1962 season.  Returning to Paris, he led the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris from 1963 and accepted guest appearances.  In 1966, Munch went to Budapest where he led broadcasts with the Hungarian Radio Orchestra.  Munch also recorded his old war horse, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique on the Hungaroton label during one of the rehearsals and all in one take!  It is likely that Mallinson, who was brought in for the recording shot this image at that time.

 

The recording remains one of Munch’s best of the work as it is completely spontaneous in the performance.

 

A historical photograph of Munch in a conducting pose, which the most uncommon form of Munch autographed images. 

CHARLES MUNCH - CONDUCTOR

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