Author Topic: Alberic Magnard(1865-1914)  (Read 25539 times)

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Offline Madiel

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Re: Alberic Magnard(1865-1914)
« Reply #100 on: December 04, 2020, 05:40:20 PM »
I feel that in his 4th Symphony. It's what it conveys to me. A farewell. A very subjective and personal point of view of mine.

More like a view coloured by the hindsight of knowing when Magnard died.

I'm sure there are some composers that consciously choose to do farewell works, because they know they're old/ill and on the way out. But there's simply no way that Magnard is one of them. No-one at the premiere was reacting by thinking "gosh, what a farewell work from a composer who's going to die soon".

And you didn't present it as a 'subjective and personal point of view', or I wouldn't have said anything. You presented it as Magnard's artistic reaction to his own impending death.
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Re: Alberic Magnard(1865-1914)
« Reply #101 on: December 04, 2020, 05:50:19 PM »
I feel that in his 4th Symphony. It's what it conveys to me. A farewell. A very subjective and personal point of view of mine.

Sure, I sometimes hear things like this as well. Like, for example, the Lento movement in Schnittke’s 8th symphony. To me, it is, in a sense, a musical letter of resignation from this world. The same with Arnold’s 9th finale. Also, much of Mahler’s 9th could be interpreted this way.
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