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D'Indy: Medee, Karadee Suite & Saugefleurie / Ang, Malmo Symphony


Release Date: 05/10/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573858  
Composer:  Vincent D'Indy
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Described by Gabriel Faure as the ‘Samson of Music,’ Vincent d’Indy enriched French musical culture considerably as it made its transition into the 20th century. His orchestral works in particular demonstrate great skill and creativity, with his eclectic style often drawing inspiration from other composers, especially Wagner. At other times his music integrates Gregorian chant or French folk tunes, as in two of the works that feature on this recording, Medee and Karadec, both drawn from his incidental music for plays. Based on a poem about a lonely fairy, d’Indy’s superbly crafted symphonic poem Saugefleurie is permeated by Wagner’s influence while remaining quintessentially French. Described by Gabriel Faure as the ‘Samson of Music,’ Vincent d’Indy enriched French musical culture considerably as it made its transition into the 20th century. His orchestral works in particular demonstrate great skill and creativity, with his eclectic style often drawing inspiration from other composers, especially Wagner. At other times his music integrates Gregorian chant or French folk tunes, as in two of the works that feature on this recording, Medee and Karadec, both drawn from his incidental music for plays. Based on a poem about a lonely fairy, d’Indy’s superbly crafted symphonic poem Saugefleurie is permeated by Wagner’s influence while remaining quintessentially French. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Médée, Op. 47 by Vincent D'Indy
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
2.
Karadec, Op. 34 by Vincent D'Indy
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; France 
3.
Saugefleurie, Op. 21 by Vincent D'Indy
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 

Customer Reviews

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 A glorious surprise May 29, 2019 By P. Monroe (Berkeley, CA) See All My Reviews "I had not known much about D'Indy, save the French Mountain Air, so decided to try some additional orchestral music. I found these two orchestral selections just glorious. Conservative French late Romanticism. A world of music one never experiences in American concert halls, and very rarely on radio." Report Abuse
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