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Evening Masterwork: Chausson's Symphony in B-flat Op. 20 for November 29, 2022

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Ernst Chausson

Evening Masterwork: Chausson's Symphony in B-flat Op. 20 for November 29, 2022

Among the French composers producing symphonies at the end of the 19th century was Ernst Chausson. His own symphony is a work that is easily comparable to the Symphony of Cesar Franck: both works have three movements, both feature a kind of “cyclical” way of bringing back themes from early movements into the last movement, and both feature the English horn quite a bit. It’s our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.