Post by John Fowler
To be released in September.
Apparently it includes Munch's pre-Boston mono recordings with the Paris Conservatoire + the stereo Erato recordings with the French Natl Radio Orchestra + the post-Boston stereo recordings with Orchestre de Paris.
Oh, the stupidity of Amazon's track listings. No apparent need to
As far as I can tell:
CDs 1 - 3 (Stereo from EMI, OdP)
CD1: Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique & Ravel Daphnis Suite 2
CD2: Ravel Pavane, Rap. Esp., Piano Concerto in G, Bolero
CD3: Brahms Symph. No. 1 and Honegger: Symph. No. 2
CDs 4 - 6 (Stereo from Erato)
CD4: Lalo & Saint-Saens Cello Concerti
CD5: Roussel Symphs. 3 & 4 and Suite in F
CD6: Honegger Symph. No. 4 & Duttileux Metaboles and Symph. No. 2
CDs 7 - 13 (All 78s from HMV/VsM, Columbia, Pathe)
CD7: Saint-Saens 4th PC (Cortot) a Vivaldi V.C. and "Mozart" V.C. No. 7
(Soriano) and a "Berceuse" (haven't yet nailed down this one).
CD8: Bloch V.C. (Szigeti); one of the two Ravel Left Hand Concerti
Munch left on 78s, and Mozart V.C. No. 5 (Thibaud)
CD9: Honegger Danse des Morts and Symphony No. 2 and Tchaikovsky
P.C. No. 1 (Konstantinoff)
CD10: Hoffmann (attrib. Bach) Cantata 189; Halffter Rap. Portugesa (Long);
Works by Delannoy; Liszt 1st P.C. (Benvenuti (?) from Pathe, 1941)
CD11: The other 78rpm Ravel Left Hand Concerto (Cortot?): La Mer; and
Mozart P.C. No. 20 (Doyen?)
CD12: LvB Emperor Concerto (Long) and works by Jolivet, Samezeuih, Aubert; etc.
CD13: Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique (c. 1945) and Chopin/Aubert: Nuit
So, possibly an attractive proposition for Munch completists with
over half from 78rpm discs. Many of these had appeared on
privately issued CDs "A Classical Record" ACR 40/41 (Munch Vol. 1)
and ACR 43/44 (Munch Vol. 2). Were there others?
I gratefully acknowledge the discography posted at
an invaluable guide.