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D'Indy: Symphonie Italienne, Poemes Rivages / Gamba, Iceland Symphony

Dindy / Icso / Gamba
Release Date: 03/29/2011 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10660   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Vincent D'Indy
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Symphonie italienne was written when d’Indy was in his late teens. It was strongly inspired by his travels in Italy, and the four movements bear the respective titles ‘Rome’, ‘Florence’, ‘Venice’, and ‘Naples’. Heavily indebted in style to Mendelsohn, Schumann, and Berlioz, this tuneful work was a tremendous if ambitious undertaking for the comparative novice, and shows early signs of the composer’s strong intellectual musical mind.

d’Indy composed the Symphonie Suite Poème des Rivages, his late orchestral masterpiece, in 1919 – 21. It is a work of outstanding technical accomplishment and poetic inspiration, which succeeds in combining the solid post-Franckian structures with the textual and colouristic fluidity of
Read more Debussy. The orchestral forces, including four saxophones, create an almost visual impression of light and atmosphere, in the manner of Claude Monet. Its well-received premiere took place in New York on 1 December 1921 under d’Indy’s direction.
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 1 in A minor "Italienne" by Vincent D'Indy
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Poème des rivages, Op. 77 by Vincent D'Indy
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919-1921; France 

Customer Reviews

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 Another winner February 28, 2013 By paul m. (simpsonville, SC) See All My Reviews "Years ago the only available piece by D'Indy was his Symphony on a French Mountain Air, a lovely work. Now Gamba and Iceland Symphony have recorded so much more of D'Indy music and this is another wonderful CD, gloriously rich and simply beautiful enjoyable music. This is a needed addition to anyone who appreciates modern romantic music." Report Abuse
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