Historic BSO broadcasts being reissued on DVD

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston public broadcaster WGBH have partnered with International Classical Artists and their new audio and audiovisual label, ICA Classics, to release 32 BSO historic DVDs over the next four seasons.

The first set of these new BSO archival DVD releases will feature Boston Symphony Orchestra performances that took place at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre between February 4, 1958 and October 31, 1961, under the direction of Charles Munch (BSO Music Director 1949-1962).

These DVDs — featuring music of Debussy, Ravel, Wagner, Fauré, Franck, and Beethoven — represent some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra … Originally broadcast on WGBH television and distributed … to educational television stations nationwide, these BSO/Charles Munch performances are being made available on DVD for the first time commercially…

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