As many will know, Chausson was killed on his bicycle in 1899 aged 44, leaving only a fairly small number of works.
This CD contains two works, his Symphonie Op.20 and the lovely Viviane, Op.5. this Warner Apex CD is a reissue of music originally relaesed by Erato in the mid-80s performed by the Basler Sinfonie Orchester under Armin Jordan. The symphony is high-romantic and displays some influence of Wagner and links to Debussy.
Viviane is a short programme piece set in Arthurian times. These are well-recorded performances and well worth trying as something off the beaten path.
Docked one star for the stingy 48' playing time and paucity of notes