Munch Conducts Berlioz (10 CDs) - H.Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette, Les nuits d'ete, La damnation de Faust, Le corsaire, L'enfance du Christ, Harold en Italie, Le carnaval romain, Requiem, Symphony, Overtures (2004)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 3.07 GB
Label: BMG Classics | TT: 11'40'18"
This set is self-recommending. The names of Charles Munch and Hector Berlioz evoke the same respect and admiration as Bernstein/Mahler, Beecham/Delius, or Kempe/Strauss, and with good reason. For many years virtually any of these performances could be listed as a prime recommendation, even in a sometimes very crowded field, and the only point worth mentioning in connection with the latest reissue is the fact that RCA finally has gotten it right and included all of Munch's Boston Berlioz recordings. This means that, unlike the previous box, this one includes the stereo Roméo et Juliette (plus the first, mono one) as well as the second (and finer) Symphonie fantastique from 1962.
–David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com