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Gounod: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 ()

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composed by Charles Gounod

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Gounod: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 - Finlandia Sinfonietta; Patrick Gallois (conductor)
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  1. Symphony No. 1 in D major, CG 527
  2. Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, CG 528
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Charles Gounod's two symphonies, usually recorded together, have appeared on disc about a half-dozen times prior to this Naxos issue, Gounod: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2. This entry into the slim Gounod symphonic sweepstakes marks the second recorded outing for flute virtuoso turned conductor Patrick Gallois, and one might think that the handsome profile on the front cover might be he, but no -- that is Gounod. In its blurb in the block on the back, Naxos is selling the first symphony through comparing it to Bizet's Symphony in C ...