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Symphony in D Minor
Franck, Dutoit, Mso
Symphony in D Minor
Genre: Classical
 
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Gathered here are two masterpieces of late 19th-century French orchestral music. Cesar Franck's Symphony in D minor (1888) is his only symphony. Drawing its lineage from later Beethoven and Schumann, it's very cohesive and...  more »

      
   

CD Details

All Artists: Franck, Dutoit, Mso
Title: Symphony in D Minor
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 11/8/1991
Genre: Classical
Styles: Forms & Genres, Concertos, Instruments, Keyboard, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 028943027823

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Gathered here are two masterpieces of late 19th-century French orchestral music. Cesar Franck's Symphony in D minor (1888) is his only symphony. Drawing its lineage from later Beethoven and Schumann, it's very cohesive and its themes are quite distinct, remaining quite popular. Vincent d'Indy's Symphonie su un chant montagnard francais (1886) is a very efficient fusion of a symphony with a piano concerto. The themes are supple yet smoothly integrated into a three-movement tapestry that has also never seen its popularity fade. Many versions of these exist on disc, but Charles Dutoit seems to have a better feel than most. --Paul Cook

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If you can find it, the best modern recordings!
Darin Tysdal | Bloomington, MN 55420 | 06/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although the Monteux and Barenboim hold special places in my heart for the Franck Symphony, Dutoit's is my favorite modern version. I think it is out of print now. The D'Indy is head and shoulders above many versions of this work, although Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer's recording with Munch is also wonderful. This symphony should be much more well known, as well as other works by D'Indy. Thibaudet plays the difficult piano part with much panache. This is not a piano concerto, but a definite symphony with piano solo. If you find this used, snatch it up!"