Magnard: Symphonies no.1-4, Hymne a la Justice, Ouverture op.10, Chant Funebre (3 CD, FLAC)

Magnard: Symphonie No. 2 / Hymne a la Justice / Ouverture (3 CD, FLAC)
Magnard: Symphonie No. 2 / Hymne a la Justice / Ouverture (3 CD, FLAC)

Composer: Alberic Magnard
Performer: Christian Fougeroux
Orchestra: Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
Conductor: Micel Plasson
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 3
Format: FLAC (tracks+m3u)
Label: EMI Records
Size: 802 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Disc 1
01. Symphonie no.1 in C minor, Op.4 – I. Strepitoso
02. Symphonie no.1 in C minor, Op.4 – II. Religioso, largo – Andante
03. Symphonie no.1 in C minor, Op.4 – III. Presto
04. Symphonie no.1 in C minor, Op.4 – IV. Molto energico
05. Symphonie no.3 in B flat minor, Op.11 – I. Introduction et ouverture (modere)
06. Symphonie no.3 in B flat minor, Op.11 – II. Dances (tres vif)
07. Symphonie no.3 in B flat minor, Op.11 – III. Pastorale (modere)
08. Symphonie no.3 in B flat minor, Op.11 – IV. Final (vif)

Disc 2
01. Symphonie no.2 in E majeur, Op.6 – I. Ouverture (assez anime)
02. Symphonie no.2 in E majeur, Op.6 – II. Dances (vif)
03. Symphonie no.2 in E majeur, Op.6 – III> Chant varie (andante con moto)
04. Symphonie no.2 in E majeur, Op.6 – IV. Final (vif et gai)
05. Hymne a la Justice, Op. 14
06. Ouverture, Op. 10

Disc 3
01. Symphonie no.4 in C sharp minor, Op.21 – I. Modere
02. Symphonie no.4 in C sharp minor, Op.21 – II. Vif
03. Symphonie no.4 in C sharp minor, Op.21 – III. Sans lenteur et nuance
04. Symphonie no.4 in C sharp minor, Op.21 – IV. Anime
05. Chant funebre. Op. 9

neglected retertory in strong performances

Along with the symphonies of Dukas, Chausson, d’Indy, and Roussel, these are key works, tracing an arc from romanticism to a sort of neoclassicism. The performances are brilliant and committed.

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