Charles Munch;  Kostia Konstantinov  - Tchaikovsky   (Archipel 0383)
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Charles Munch;  Kostia Konstantinov  - Tchaikovsky   (Archipel 0383)
C0749. CHARLES MUNCH Cond. Paris Conservatoire Orch.: Pathétique Symphony #6 in b, recorded 1948; w. KOSTIA KONSTANTINOV: Piano Concerto #1 in b-flat, recorded 1941 (both Tchaikovsky). [Russian pianist and composer, 15 June 1903 - 30 May 1947, Kostia Konstantinov was born Constantin Borissovitch Schraiber] (Germany) Archipel 0383. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 4035122403831

CRITIC REVIEW:

"It's difficult to articulate what makes Munch's conducting special - or indeed if there even is anything identifiably unique about it. A lesser talent would simply turn out generic, cookie-cutter performances; but Munch was anything but generic. He was one of the most musical of conductors; in so many of his performances, everything simply sounds 'right'. Certainly, his experience as an orchestral musician gave him a lot of practical insight into the mechanics of directing orchestra traffic. But a classic Munch interpretation never sounds calculated. Spontaneity was one of his hallmarks, sometimes to the surprise and discomfort of the musicians playing under him. From one night to the next, a Munch performance of the same piece might be very different, depending on his mood of the moment - yet it would always sound like Munch."

- Lawrence Hansen, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Nov. / Dec., 2012