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Magnard: The Four Symphonies / Ossonce, BBC Scottish SO

Album Summary

>Magnard, Albéric : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 4
>Magnard, Albéric : Symphony no 2 in E major, Op. 6
>Magnard, Albéric : Symphony no 3 in B flat minor, Op. 11
>Magnard, Albéric : Symphony no 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 21
Conductor Ensemble
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Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Albéric Magnard really is the great so-far-undiscovered master of French music. Born in 1865 (the same year as Sibelius, Nielsen and Glazunov), the son of the managing editor of Le Figaro, his reticent personality prevented him from courting fame or even performances of his music. But he wrote two operas, chamber music and four wonderful symphonies unsurpassed by any other French composer of his time. His four-movement symphonies are substantial in length, cyclic in character, serious, attractively scored, slightly melancholic and well worth getting to know.

'An absorbing musical encounter that should spawn its fair share of Magnard converts' (The Independent)

'C'est magnifique. Pick of the Month' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The works are insinuating. I keep wanting to come back for more. Another Hyperion success' (Classic CD)

'A set of performances which brings this music alive in a way that it can rarely have enjoyed since its composition. Something of a discovery then, which will hopefully lead to a further interest in an endlessly fascinating composer' (Hi-Fi News)

'These albums compel the highest recommendation' (Fanfare, USA)

'Superb performances by Ossonce and his Scottish players' (American Record Guide)



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Works Details

>Albéric Magnard (1865 - 1914) : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 4
  • Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce
  • Notes: 12/16/1997-12/17/1997
  • Running Time: 31 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1890

>Albéric Magnard (1865 - 1914) : Symphony no 2 in E major, Op. 6
  • Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce
  • Notes: 09/10/1997-09/11/1997
  • Running Time: 35 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893

>Albéric Magnard (1865 - 1914) : Symphony no 3 in B flat minor, Op. 11
  • Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce
  • Notes: 09/10/1997-09/11/1997
  • Running Time: 37 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1896

>Albéric Magnard (1865 - 1914) : Symphony no 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 21
  • Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce
  • Notes: 12/16/1997-12/17/1997
  • Running Time: 35 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1913