Charles Munch

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Soprano: Phyllis Curtin
Alto: Florence Kopleff
Tenor: Blake Stern
Bass-Baritone: Mac Morgan

Choir: Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Munch

Date: July 22, 1962
Venue: Tanglewood Music Festival, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
Live Recording

Label: Tahra
Cat No.: TAH734
Released: November, 2012
This recording is a true first issue and is published here for two reasons: there is no known sound recording and Munch never recorded it commercially for RCA. It is rather surprising to find Munch in this particular repertoire but it is not astonishing to find some beethovenian accents in this performance of the Mozart Requiem. Munch chose for this work a subjective point of view of human drama and under his baton, this Requiem unfolds itself as an exceptional and even religious event, but not in a priestly sense: Man faces his questions of what is beyond and he expresses all the anxiety felt.