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The Music Room => Composer Discussion => Topic started by: snyprrr on December 25, 2017, 12:11:11 PM

Title: Crocodile D'Indy
Post by: snyprrr on December 25, 2017, 12:11:11 PM
This Calliope String Quartet Cycle, with the Sextet also, is truly to experience the height of Franck's, and Wagner's, influence on French Music. Who can stand so much refined elegance?

D'Indy I have approached with trepidation, but he surprises me more than, say, Pierne. One can tell that D'Indy IS trying, trying to keep up with the changing times (albeit, with less success than Faure, perhaps).

I also have an old Derveaux Cd lying around...


Well?
Title: Re: Crocodile D'Indy
Post by: snyprrr on December 26, 2017, 07:48:34 AM
Really? Even my D'Indy Thread is deemed subversive? Oh, it haaas been a rough year, hasn't it? :laugh:

D'INDY WILL NEVER DIVIDE US!!

Would love to know your thoughts on the Chandos vs EMI dilemma. Just... what are your favs? 'Souvenrrrs'? Symphony 2? I only have one of the Petre discs...with his last two works...
Title: Re: Crocodile D'Indy
Post by: kyjo on December 26, 2017, 10:11:02 AM
d'Indy's Symphony on a French Mountain Air is a superb work. I also really like his String Quartet no. 2.
Title: Re: Crocodile D'Indy
Post by: SymphonicAddict on December 26, 2017, 11:44:26 AM
d'Indy is a composer whose music I don't like at all. His symphonies are very disappointing (except the Symphony on a French Mountain Air), the other orchestral works do practically nothing for me either (except Istar and Jour d'été à la montagne). Now, his chamber music seems to be better. The 3 string quartets are very nice.
Title: Re: Crocodile D'Indy
Post by: Maestro267 on December 26, 2017, 02:14:51 PM
I love Symphony No. 2 and Poeme des rivages. Gloriously orchestrated!
Title: Re: Crocodile D'Indy
Post by: vandermolen on December 29, 2017, 07:30:35 AM
d'Indy is a composer whose music I don't like at all. His symphonies are very disappointing (except the Symphony on a French Mountain Air), the other orchestral works do practically nothing for me either (except Istar and Jour d'été à la montagne). Now, his chamber music seems to be better. The 3 string quartets are very nice.

I tend to agree with this view although I don't know the string quartets.
Title: Re: Crocodile D'Indy
Post by: Mirror Image on December 29, 2017, 08:43:45 AM
I agree with some of the members here about d’Indy not being a favorite. He’s a remarkable orchestrator with zero ideas that stick in the mind or at least IMHO. I haven’t heard any of his chamber music, though, but I don’t really have enough interest in this composer to do any more exploring of his oeuvre.
Title: Re: Crocodile D'Indy
Post by: snyprrr on January 01, 2018, 09:32:44 AM
I agree with some of the members here about d’Indy not being a favorite. He’s a remarkable orchestrator with zero ideas that stick in the mind or at least IMHO. I haven’t heard any of his chamber music, though, but I don’t really have enough interest in this composer to do any more exploring of his oeuvre.

3 String Quartets
String Sextet
Piano Quintet
Piano Trio


I think that's The Best of the Best... limit yourself to these and you might think he's a more invigorate Faure?... PQ had a real nice melodic profile...