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Fritz Münch (Conductor)

Born: June 2, 1890 - Strasbourg, France

The French choir-master and professor of music, Fritz Münch, was the son of Ernest Münch, founder of the Chœur Saint-Guillaume, and a critically important figure in the Bach revival in Alsace. His younger brother was the eminent conductor Charles Munch. Fritz Munch first studied music in his native town, later in Leipzig, Berlin and Paris. He succeeded his father as director of the Chœur Saint-Guillaume, and rapidly made a name for himself, both in Strasbourg and elsewhere.

Because Albert Schweitzer was for several years the regular organist at Ernst Münch's Bach concerts, Fritz may well provide insight, through his Bach recordings, into where Albert Schweitzer was coming from in his analysis of the choral works of J.S. Bach.

For many years Fritz Münch has been director of the Municipal Conservatoire in Strasbourg and lecturer in the history of music at Strasbourg University.

Source: Groveís Dictionary of Music and Musicians (Author: Dom Anselm Hughes, 1944 Supplementary Volume); Bakerís Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1971 edition)
Contributed by:
Aryeh Oron & Teri Noel Towe (May 2005)

Charles Munch, Fritz Münch & Hans Münch: Charles Munch | Fritz Münch | Hans Münch | Recordings | BWV 245 - H. Münch

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