Bollon: Magnard - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (24/48 FLAC)
Bollon: Magnard – Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (24/48 FLAC)

Composer: Albéric Magnard
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg
Conductor: Fabrice Bollon
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 675 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Magnard, Albéric (1865-1914):
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4
01. I. Strepitoso
02. II. Religioso. Largo – Andante
03. III. Presto
04. IV. Molto energico

Symphony No. 2 in E major, Op. 6
05. I. Ouverture. Assez animé
06. II. Danses. Vif
07. III. Chant varié. Très nuancé
08. IV. Final. Vif et gai

The tragic death of Albéric Magnard, killed defending his home against German troops in 1914, brought a premature end to the composer’s life but not before he had completed four powerfully expressive symphonies (the Third and Fourth are on 8.574082). Symphony No. 1, with its strangely beautiful chorale, was first performed in 1893 but was then not heard again for a century. Symphony No. 2 caused a scandal at its premiere due to its length and complexity, but in its revised version offers radiant serenity and a dazzling confidence that reveals Magnard’s true compositional voice.

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