Romeo et Juliette (Berlioz);  Les Nuits d'Ete  (Munch;  de los Angeles)  (2-RCA 60681)
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Romeo et Juliette (Berlioz);  Les Nuits d'Ete  (Munch;  de los Angeles)  (2-RCA 60681)
OP0105. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE, recorded 1953, w. Munch Cond. Boston Symphony Orch., Margaret Roggero, Leslie Chabay, Yi-Kwei Sze; Munch Cond. Boston Symphony Orch., w.VICTORIA de los ANGELES: Les Nuits d’Été, recorded 1955 (both Berlioz). 2-RCA 60681, w.27pp Libretto-Brochure. Long out-of-print, final ever-so-slightly used copy. - 090266068128


"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