CHARLES GOUNOD (1818-1893): Symphonies No. 1 in D and No. 2 in E Flat.
Catalogue Number: 05U037
Reference: CHSA 5231
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Youthful and airily delightful (but composed when Gounod was 37), the First was Bizet’s model for his far more-recorded symphony. The Second, from a couple years later, is slightly more “serious” but no less attractive. Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Yan Pascal Tortelier.