1891 – Born on September 26th in Strasburg, Alsace, Germany (now Strasbourg, Haut-Rhin, France). One of the world’s great conductors.
1919 – He took French citizenship, and a violin professorship in Strasbourg. Nevertheless, his professional interests soon sent him to Germany.
1926-1933 – He studied violin with Carl Flesch in Berlin, then moved to Leipzig to take a violin professorship at the conservatory there, and then became concertmaster of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, during Furtwängler’s tenure.
– Munch made his successful conducting debut in a self-financed concert with the Straram Orchestra. He conducted the Paris Orchestre de la Société Philharmonique.
1937 – Was named director of the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris, a post he held through World War II.
1946-1948 – He made his debut with the Boston Symphony (and several other American orchestras) as a guest conductor, and he toured America with the French National Radio Orchestra.
1949 – He was appointed music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, (begun under the baton of Serge Koussevitzky) which he and Monteux took on its first European tour.
1968 – Died on November 6th in Richmond, Virginia.