My album of the week pairs two composers who fell on opposite sides in the first year of the Great War.
Neither achieved fame beyond – or even within – their own country.
But the music survives. And demands to be heard.
Stephan, a Munich avant-gardist, was the only soldier in his German unit to die in a September 1915 battle with Russian troops for the Galician town of Stryi. Magnard, a French traditionalist, was either shot or burned to death defending his home from German troops in September 1914.