ALBÉRIC MAGNARD (1865-1914): Ouverture, Op. 10, Chant funèbre, Op. 9, Hymn à la justice, Op. 14, Hymne à Vénus, Op. 17, Suite d’orchestre dans le style ancien, Op. 2.
Catalogue Number: 05V003
Description: Rarely recorded Magnard here: composed while he was still a student of d’Indy, the Suite (1888) follows 18th-century models and is simultaneously solemn and joyful in mood, while the Chant funèbre of 1895 is seen as his first true masterpiece. Inspired by the Dreyfus case of the late 1890s, the importance of justice in Magnard’s life is expressed in the 1902 Hymne à la justice, while the Hymne à Vénus (1904) reflects every aspect of love, from tenderness to elation. Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra; Fabrice Ballon.