VINCENT D'INDY (1851-1931): Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 - Symphony No. 2 in B Flat, Op. 57, Tableaux de voyage, Op. 36, Karadec, Op. 34.
Catalogue Number: 05K003
Description: First recording since 1981 of the symphony, a work conceived about the time Debussy's Pelleas et Mélisande premiered and finished in 1903. Franckian in its cyclic construction it also contains elements of impressionistic musical language which show that D'Indy, no matter how he saw Impressionism as a threat to the formal clarity and tonal harmony represented by the "classic" symphonic form, was open to new ideas in spite of his conservatism. The Tableaux of 1892, an orchestration of six of a cycle of thirteen piano pieces, and the three short excerpts from incidental music to a long-forgotten play put together and published in 1890, are attractive filler for the 44-minute symphony. Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Rumon Gamba.