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Munch, Charles, 1891-1968

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    • Muench, Charles, 1891-1968
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1891-09-26
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1968-11-06
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    • Birth Place

        Strasbourg (France)
    • Death Place

        Richmond (Va.)
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        United States
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    • found: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Press comments on the retirement of Serge Koussevitzky, 1948.
    • found: 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)
    • found: Saint-Saëns, C. Symphony no. 3 in C minor, op. 78 (with organ), 1948:label (Charles Muench)
    • found: 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)
    • found: 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)
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    • ML422.M9
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    • 1981-12-10: new
    • 2018-11-30: revised
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