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Artist: Jean-Luc Tingaud
Label: Naxos
Release Date: 2024-01-12
Genres: opera, Orchestral
People: Composer(s): Chausson, Ernest; Franck, César Conductor(s): Tingaud, Jean-Luc Orchestra(s): Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin)
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About New Album

FRANCK, C.: Symphony in D Minor / CHAUSSON, E.: Symphony in B-Flat Major (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Tingaud)

César Franck’s only symphony came at a time when the French music world was seeking to rival the great Austro-German tradition. The ‘darkness-to-light’ narrative of the Symphony in D minor owes a debt to Beethoven and there is a unique power within its distinctive themes, innovative cyclic form and general gravitas. Franck’s student Ernest Chausson was no doubt inspired by his teacher’s thematic metamorphoses, but the anguished influence of Wagner is also ever present. The published score of the Symphony in B flat major includes many errors which conductor Jean-Luc Tingaud has meticulously corrected after careful study of Chausson’s autograph manuscripts.