VINCENT D’INDY (1851-1931): Médée, Op. 47, Karadec Suite, Op. 34, Saugefleurie, Op. 21.
Catalogue Number: 06U006
Description: The tone-poem Saugefleurie (a sage-flower fairy who falls in love with a prince who's out on a hunt) is from 1884 and mixes Wagnerian influences into a characteristically Gallic clear and luminous orchestration. The 25-minute suite of incidental music from staging of Catulle Mendès' play Medée (1898) is notable for its wide-ranging contrasts of melody and texture. The Suite contains three short excerpts from incidental music to a long-forgotten play put together and published in 1890. Malmö Symphony Orchestra; Darrell Ang.