1879 in Music

Music reviews I’ve written for music published in 1879.


1. Charles Gounod: “Funeral March of a Marionette” [orchestrated version] (9/10)

A classic, iconic piece.


2. Antonin Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor (9/10)

Dvorak’s violin concerto has to be one of the most iconic in the repertoire. The second movement in particular I have heard way too many times.

It’s fine high romantic melodic stuff.


3. Henri Duparc: Le manoir de Rosemonde (8/10)

Full of trembling, dramatic piano, I think Duparc wrote more interesting, or at least more exciting, songs for men.