Music reviews I’ve written for music published in 1874.
1. Henri Duparc: “Elégie” (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.)