Magnard - Symphonies 3 & 4 | Naxos 8574082

Magnard - Symphonies 3 & 4


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8574082

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 13th September 2019



Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg


Fabrice Bollon


Magnard, Alberic

Symphony no.3 in B flat minor, op.11
Symphony no.4 in C sharp minor, op.21


Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg


Fabrice Bollon


Albéric Magnard (1865-1914) became a French national hero when he died defending his home at the outbreak of the First World War and, although he wrote relatively little, his catalogue is full of expansive and beautifully crafted music. Magnard was a symphonist at heart, and with its evocations of landscape and expressive lyricism his Third Symphony was admired by Paul Dukas for its ‘perfect clarity’ and as an ‘all too rare creation’. The luminous Fourth Symphony is one of Magnard’s last surviving works – a masterpiece that successfully synthesises Wagnerian high drama with Classical transparency.

Albéric Magnard’s music struggled to gain true momentum during his lifetime and became neglected after his death, but recent years have seen a surge of interest in his superbly crafted and expressively communicative works. This new recording of the Third and Fourth symphonies – the most renowned of the four – is set to attract a new generation of fans.

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