Vincent D'indy (1851-1931)

Donald Macleod explores the music and life of a man who is not a household name nowadays, but in his own time was celebrated for his composing and was a hugely influential musical educator.

Episodes

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0120080121

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The young d'Indy defends Paris, meets Liszt, studies with Franck and comes under the spell of Wagner.

Piano Quartet in A minor, Op 7 (Allegro vivo)

Marietta Kratz (violin)

Thomas Open (viola)

Bernhard Gmelin (cello)

Caroline Weichert (piano)

La mort de Wallenstein, Op 12 No 3 (Wallenstein - three symphonic overtures after Schiller)

Orchestra Philharmonique des Pays de Loire

Pierre Dervaux (conductor)

Petite sonate dans la forme classique for piano, Op 9 (1st mvt)

Michael Schafer (piano)

Symphonie sur un chant montagnard francais in G, Op 25 (excerpts)

Catherine Collard (piano)

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Marek Janowski (conductor).".

02*20080122

Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)

2/5. D'Indy takes part in the Paris premiere of Lohengrin, visits England and starts work on his opera Fervaal - 'the French Parsifal', as it has sometimes been called. Presented by Donald Macleod.

Overture: Modere (Trio for clarinet, cello and piano, Op 29)

Amici Ensemble

Joaquin Valdepenas (clarinet)

David Hetherington (cello)

Patricia Parr (piano)

Sur la mer, for female voices and piano, Op 32

BBC Singers

Eleanor Meynell (solo soprano)

Stephen Betteridge (piano)

Ron Corp (conductor)

Tableaux de Voyage, 13 pieces for piano, Op 33 (excerpts)

Michael Schafer (piano)

Fervaal, Op 40 (Pr㩬de)

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Pierre Monteux (conductor)

Istar, variations symphoniques, Op 42

Orchestra Philharmonique des Pays de Loire

Pierre Dervaux (conductor).

03* *20080123

Donald Macleod discusses d'Indy's founding of the Schola Cantorum in Paris, perhaps his most important achievement.

Finale (String Quartet No 2, Op 45)

Joachim Quartet

Symphony No 2 in B flat, Op 57 (Extremement lent; Moderement lent; Modere; Lent)

Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo

James DePreist (conductor).

04*20080124

Donald Macleod explains how d'Indy's music school, the Schola Cantorum, nearly went bust, but stayed afloat thanks to his titanic efforts. Personal tragedy struck when his wife Isabelle died from a brain haemorrhage - his orchestral work Souvenirs became a moving tribute to her.

Sonata in C for piano and violin, Op 59 (1st mvt)

Marietta Kratz (violin)

Caroline Weichert (piano)

Souvenirs, Op 62

Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg

Theodor Guschlbauer (conductor)

Sonata in E for piano, Op 63 (2nd mvt)

Michael Schafer (piano)

Symphony No 3, Op 70 (Sinfonia Brevis - de Bello Gallico) (1st mvt)

05 LAST*20080125

Donald Macleod concludes his look at the life and work of Vincent d'Indy, including the composer's final pieces, written shortly before his death.

Querelle d'amour (Trois chansons populaires fran㧡ses for 4 voices, Op 82)

Judith Harris (mezzo-soprano)

Stephen Charlesworth (baritone)

BBC Singers

Ron Corp (conductor)

Diptyque mediterraneen, Op 87

Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo

George Pretre (conductor)

Sextet for two violins, two violas and two cellos, Op 92

Quatuor Prat

Jacques Prat, Thomas Tercieux (violins)

Christophe Gaugue, Jean Dupouy (violas)

Emmanuel Gaugue, Francois Michel (cellos)

Fantaisie sur un vieil air de ronde francaise, Op 99

Michael Schafer (piano)

Rpt of today 12.00pm.

Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)

5/5. Donald Macleod concludes his look at the life and work of Vincent d'Indy, including the composer's final pieces, written shortly before his death.