MELCHER MELCHERS (1882-1961): Symphony in Minor, Op. 19, Symphonic Poems: La Kermesse* and Élégie, Op. 15*. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 08Z004
Reference: ODE 1418-2
Description: Swedish composer Melchers has been largely forgotten by music history. He studied composition in Paris and his circle of friends included, among others, Matisse, Picasso, Modigliani, Apollinaire, Satie, and members of Les Six. Among Nordic composers he had the biggest impact on French music life but his aesthetics in music were quite conservative: d’Indy, Chausson and Franck were his greatest influences. This album has Melchers’ magnum opus, his finely crafted Symphony in D minor (1925) together with world première recordings of two symphonic poems from 1919-20. Gävle Symphony Orchestra; Jaime Martin.