1874 in Music

Music reviews I’ve written for music published in 1874.

 

1. Henri Duparc: “El├ęgie” (1874)

A little more sprightly than the “Lament” but still sedate and perhaps a little wistful. The climax feels earned.

 

2. Henri Duparc: “Extase” (7/10)

A very sedate, deliberate song, which you could practically fall asleep to at times. “Dreamy” is the best I can come up with, despite its title. (I guess it’s a different type of “ecstasy” we’re talking about here.)

 

Cesar Franck: “Redemption” [version 2] (???/10)