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D'Indy: Orchestral Works 2 [CD]

Iceland Symphony Orchestra , Gamba , D'indy Audio CD
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  • Conductor: Gamba
  • Composer: D'indy
  • Audio CD (30 Mar 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Chandos
  • ASIN: B001U4XZTS
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,587 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 57: I. Extremement lentIceland Symphony Orchestra12:07Album Only
Listen  2. Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 57: II. Moderement lentIceland Symphony Orchestra11:29Album Only
Listen  3. Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 57: III. ModereIceland Symphony Orchestra 5:32£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 57: IV. LentIceland Symphony Orchestra14:57Album Only
Listen  5. Tableaux de voyage, Op. 36: No. 1. Preambule (Preamble): Assez lentIceland Symphony Orchestra 1:55£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Tableaux de voyage, Op. 36: No. 2. En marche (On The Road): JoyeusementIceland Symphony Orchestra 2:53£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Tableaux de voyage, Op. 36: No. 3. Le glas (The Knell): LentIceland Symphony Orchestra 3:27£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Tableaux de voyage, Op. 36: No. 4. Lac vert (Green Lake): TranquillementIceland Symphony Orchestra 1:50£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Tableaux de voyage, Op. 36: No. 5. La poste (The Post): Assez viteIceland Symphony Orchestra 1:18£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Tableaux de voyage, Op. 36: No. 6. Reve (Dream): Assez lentIceland Symphony Orchestra 6:09£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Karadec Suite, Op. 34: I. Prelude: Mouvement de marche modereIceland Symphony Orchestra 4:47£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Karadec Suite, Op. 34: II. Chanson: ModereIceland Symphony Orchestra 2:48£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Karadec Suite, Op. 34: III. Noce bretonne (Breton Wedding-Party): Modere sans lenteurIceland Symphony Orchestra 3:11£0.59  Buy MP3 


Product Description

Seconde Symphonie op.57 - Suite Karadec op.34 - Tableaux de voyage op.36 / Iceland Symphony Orchestra - Rumon Gamba, direction

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Virtually Unknown Works Played Mightily 12 May 2009
By J Scott Morrison HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
If I've ever owned a recording of an orchestral work by Vincent D'Indy I don't recall it. Nor do I remember ever hearing anything of his in the concert hall. I've heard a recording of his 'Symphony on a French Mountain Air', of course, and vaguely recall hearing something from his opera 'Fervaal', but that's about it. I knew of him primarily as co-founder of the Paris Schola Cantorum and as a guardian (and teacher) of conservative compositional techniques, stemming from his study with Franck and his admiration of Wagner. I was not, therefore, prepared to be particularly impressed by anything of his. But this recording of three of his works -- the Second Symphony, 'Tableaux de voyage' suite, and 'Karadec' -- has shown me that he was indeed an interesting and engaging composer.

Dedicated to D'Indy's friend, Paul Dukas, the Second Symphony, in the usual four movements, is an example of the cyclic form of composition propounded by Franck. It is based largely on two themes that we hear early in the first movement. It begins mysteriously and with a slightly menacing tone but evolves into a second movement that is in song form and contains a lovely melody sung in turn by viola, cor anglais, horn and clarinet. The third movement is an intermezzo that is lighter than anything previously. It starts with a melancholy folklike melody that is eventually transformed into a tipsy dance. The finale, early on, has a fugal treatment of one of the two main themes followed by a transformation of the other theme into a boisterous 5/4 section. The work concludes with a majestic chorale based on the more diatonic of the two themes, a triumphant conclusion to an immensely satisfying work.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating music finely played 26 Mar 2010
By Colin Fortune VINE VOICE
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Mr J Scott Morrison has written a detailed review of the contents of this very fine disc and I am indebted to him for his enthusiasm, which led me to buy it. I was not disappointed and find myself largely in agreement with him, though perhaps not quite so exercised.

Throughout Rumon Gamba and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra produce some magnificent sounds. The orchestral layout is the preferred one for music of this period with first and second violins separated antiphonally left and right, cellos to the right, violas to the left and basses to the left rear. Horns are on the left and trumpets and trombones to the right. If you think this is a bit fussy then all I can say is that this orchestral layout clarifies much music of the period and I only wish that all conductors would use it.

The Second Symphony is a really accomplished piece of music with some very contrasted movements and a final movement with fugal writing and a concluding chorale theme (based on the first of two cyclical themes) that expresses real exaltation. This is not quite Bruckner's 5th, however, which has the same type of structures but massively written, but it is a very fine addition to the category of late romantic symphony available on CD. This disc is worth buying for the symphony alone but the other two works show the diversity of D'Indy in a most attractive light and make the recording most desirable. Well done Chandos!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Virtually Unknown Works Played Mightily 12 May 2009
By J Scott Morrison - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If I've ever owned a recording of an orchestral work by Vincent D'Indy I don't recall it. Nor do I remember ever hearing anything of his in the concert hall. I've heard a recording of his 'Symphony on a French Mountain Air', of course, and vaguely recall hearing something from his opera 'Fervaal', but that's about it. I knew of him primarily as co-founder of the Paris Schola Cantorum and as a guardian (and teacher) of conservative compositional techniques, stemming from his study with Franck and his admiration of Wagner. I was not, therefore, prepared to be particularly impressed by anything of his. But this recording of three of his works -- the Second Symphony, 'Tableaux de voyage' suite, and 'Karadec' -- has shown me that he was indeed an interesting and engaging composer.

Dedicated to D'Indy's friend, Paul Dukas, the Second Symphony, in the usual four movements, is an example of the cyclic form of composition propounded by Franck. It is based largely on two themes that we hear early in the first movement. It begins mysteriously and with a slightly menacing tone but evolves into a second movement that is in song form and contains a lovely melody sung in turn by viola, cor anglais, horn and clarinet. The third movement is an intermezzo that is lighter than anything previously. It starts with a melancholy folklike melody that is eventually transformed into a tipsy dance. The finale, early on, has a fugal treatment of one of the two main themes followed by a transformation of the other theme into a boisterous 5/4 section. The work concludes with a majestic chorale based on the more diatonic of the two themes, a triumphant conclusion to an immensely satisfying work. As in the following works, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra plays marvelously led by its music director, the young British conductor Rumon Gamba. This orchestra has been making some impressive recordings lately and this is certainly one of them.

'Tableaux de voyage', Op. 36, is an orchestration of six of the movements from D'Indy's piano suite of the same name. It commemorates a hiking tour D'Indy took in the Black Forest and the Tyrol. The individual pieces are:
1. 'Préambule', with somber beginning and conclusion surrounding a short lyrical middle section.
2. 'En marche', a sprightly folksong.
3. 'Le glas' ('The Knell'), with grave introduction leading to tolling of bells and concluding (there's that cyclic idea again!) with material from the Préambule.
4. 'Lac vert' ('Green Lake'), a gentle barcarolle.
5. 'La poste', a folk-like post-horn melody.
6. 'Rêve' ('Dream'), a darker form of the préambule, with reminiscences of 'Le glas' and 'Lac vert'.

'Karadec', Op. 34, is a suite of three pieces excerpted from D'Indy's incidental music for a forgotten play of that name by André Alexandre. The pieces are
1. 'Prélude', a march with ghostly harmonies. After a lyrical middle section it concludes with a broad diatonic version of the main melody.
2. 'Chanson', a gentle song based on a theme from the Prélude.
3. 'Noce bretonne' ('Breton Wedding'), after an eerily dramatic reminiscence of the 'Prélude', the mood changes to a jaunty oboe folk tune against musette drones and filigree-like chromatic counterpoint in the strings. It all ends with an optimistic restatement in augmentation of the Prélude theme and a brisk coda.

I would never have predicted it before hearing this CD, but this music will definitely be taken from my shelf with some regularity. What a discovery!

Scott Morrison
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile CHANDOS project 15 Dec 2011
By Arne Sande - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I am happy about this project from CHANDOS, since there are so few recordings of most of these works. However, don't forget that there are excellent recordings of d'Indy's orchestral music on French EMI, from the 70s and 80s, 4 CDs with French orchestras and conductors, some of them well known. The CHANDOS series has even better sound, but the interpretations could have more charisma and I enjoy the French recordings more.D'Indy: Symphonie sur un chant montagnard français, Symphony no. 2 CHANDOS, on the other hand include additional works, although they aren't always the most inspired.
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