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Alberic Magnard (1865-1914) is considered to be the French Bruckner. Their lives were very different. He is called the French Bruckner because they used some of the same technics in their music.
As mentioned, Bruckner resembles more Cesar Frank or Edouard Lalo who were both Bruckner's contemporaries.
Until five years ago. I had never heard of Magnard. On Arkiv.com there are only about 20 recordings of his works. Acording to the article on him, his works have been overlooked until the end of the 20th century do to his misanthropic personality. He was killed at the outbreak of wwl trying so save his works from his house which was being bombed. His music is now being more well received. He wrote less than 30 compositions. his best known works are his 4 symphonies. He wrote a string quartet. he also wrote two operas La Guercoeur (Opus #12) which is set in legendary times and Yolanda. there is one recording of Guercoeur available on EMI. I could not find any recordings available of Yolanda or any other information on it other than it is a one act opera.
His symphonies are now considered some of the finest symphonies that originate from France of the late 19th century. I have a CD of the First and Third Symphonies By the Toulouse capital Orchestra conducted by Michel Plasson which is on the EMI label. The Third is his most popular. It has a certain beauty to it. He makes use of sonorities and chorales that resembled Bruckner. Magnard's symphonies are shorter than those of Bruckner. Most of Bruckner's symphonies last at least an hour.
I consider Magnard's music worth listening to. I am not as familiar with his other works. I hope that soon his works become more popular!