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D'Indy: Orchestral Works Vol 2 / Rumon Gamba, Iceland SO

Album Summary

>D'Indy, Vincent : Symphony no 2 in B flat, Op 57
>D'Indy, Vincent : Tableaux de voyage for orchestra, Op. 36
>D'Indy, Vincent : Karadec, petite suite, for orchestra, Op. 34
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Rumon Gamba conducts the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Volume 2 of Chandos' survey of the orchestral music of d'Indy. On the first volume Gramophone commented, "superbly realized by the excellent Iceland Symphony Orchestra under Rumon Gamba and the state-of-the-art Chandos recording, definitely a key record of d'Indy's orchestral output". Volume 2 offers Symphony No. 2, a large-scale romantic work in four movements, which d'Indy dedicated to his friend Paul Dukas; a suite of three orchestral movements from the incidental music for a now long forgotten play by Andre Alexandre, 'Karadec', and finally the 'Tableaux de voyage', orchestrations of six movements from a suite for solo piano.

Gramophone Magazine
None of the three previous recordings of the symphony... survived very long in the catalogue, so Gamba's vibrant yet cogent interpretation plugs a glaring gap. ... the playing of the Iceland SO combines commendable polish and contagious dedication, and Chandos's sound has both tangible presence and enticing glow.

BBC Music Magazine
... a vital, vividly scored and eventually stirring piece. When d'Indy escapes from his determination to build most of it from the same two themes, he comes up with moments of breathtaking poetry and strikingly personal harmonic colour. Rumon Gamba keeps it all on the move... The orchestra, bright in tone against a resonant background, could do with weightier strings but plays with precision and energy...

The Telegraph
Vincent d'Indy's Second Symphony, a substantial work written at the dawn of the 20th century, combines reasoned, Classical compositional principles with a strong Romantic impulse. Its performance here, well-controlled but malleable in phrasing and pace, is one of ravishing colour, capitalising on the music's fluid, succulent harmony and glowing orchestral palette.



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Works Details

>D'Indy, Vincent : Symphony no 2 in B flat, Op 57
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Háskólabíó, Iceland (09/08/2008-09/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 43 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>D'Indy, Vincent : Tableaux de voyage for orchestra, Op. 36
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Háskólabíó, Iceland (09/08/2008-09/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>D'Indy, Vincent : Karadec, petite suite, for orchestra, Op. 34
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Háskólabíó, Iceland (09/08/2008-09/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890