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Podcast: A hero’s life. A song of strife.

December 18, 2015

Raymond Bisha presents a new recording of two works written only three years apart at the very end of the 19th century: Albéric Magnard’s Chant funèbre (Funeral Song) and Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life). The former may have been unduly neglected, but the latter is testament to the enduring popularity of Strauss’ tone poems, sustained by the composer’s gift for soaring melodies and peerless orchestration skills.


STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben / MAGNARD Chant funèbre
Lille National Orchestra, Casadesus
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