THE THIRD EAR
Munch bio recalls vivid life
It’s often lamented that classical music suffers from a Golden Age syndrome, placing all of its greatest moments in the distant past. But posterity can also be unkind to re-creative artists. Until recently, Charles Munch, who presided over the Boston Symphony Orchestra as music director from 1949 to 1962, faced a baffling blank space on the musical bookshelf. Fortunately, we now have D. Kern Holoman’s “Charles Munch’’ to elegantly fill the absence.