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Charles Munch biography by Holoman released

D. Kern Holoman’s Charles Munch earns critical welcome from American and British media.

Music historian and conductor D. Kern Holoman is author of the first major biography of Charles Munch, legendary conductor of the Paris Conservatory Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre de Paris. Charles Munch, published in January 2012, by the Oxford University Press, has drawn considerable attention from the press and radio. Steven Kruger, of Fanfare magazine, wrote: “It would be hard to imagine a better written, more insightful, or more useful biography. This is the book we have been waiting for.” John von Rhein, in the Chicago Tribune, noted “fascinating and revealing stuff. … I cannot recommend it too highly.” To date:

Reviews / Features

        Steven Kruger: “Charles Munch,” in Fanfare: The Magazine for Serious Record Collectors (December 10, 2011).
        John von Rhein: “Charles Munch: A ‘Musician’s Musician’ Gets His Full Due, At Last, in New Biography,” Chicago Tribune (February 14, 2012).
        Jeff Hudson: “Holoman’s New Book Illuminates Career of Conductor Charles Munch,” Davis Enterprise (February 23, 2012).
        Jeremy Eichler: “Munch Bio Recalls Vivid Life,” Boston Globe (February 26, 2012)

Radio

        “Charles Munch,” feature on Tom Service’s Music Matters, BBC Radio 3 (February 4, 2012).
        “Charles Munch,” feature on Capital Public Radio’s Insight, KXJZ-90.9 Sacramento (February 21, 2012)

Also

        Tim Page, in “Internet Makes Finding Rare Classical Gems Easy,” Washington Post, end of article (December 12, 2011).

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