Charles Munch (1891-1968) conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in two Symphonies: Sibelius 7 & Vaughan Williams 8 [audio only].

Vaughan Williams, August 2, 1958, Tanglewood (Munch, Boston music director, 1949-62). NB, this was not the US premiere of VW8 for Ormandy had done that in 1956, a few months following Barbirolli’s Manchester launch. Sibelius: July 30, 1965, Tanglewood (Munch returning as a guest conductor). Letter from Sibelius to VW regarding the latter’s Fifth Symphony: … Continue reading Charles Munch (1891-1968) conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in two Symphonies: Sibelius 7 & Vaughan Williams 8 [audio only].