Countries and their musical idiosyncrasies: until a few decades ago, the music of Anton Bruckner was hardly performed in France. On the other hand, who in Germany knows any works by Ernest Chausson? His Poème for soprano and orchestra makes clear what separated the French from the German composers. When it came to the sea, the latter were most interested in the storms of The Flying Dutchman, while in Paris they paid more attention to the play of the light and the waves. Chausson's music is absolutely worth discovering, as a complement to the brightest of all Bruckner's symphonies: his Sixth, a work that begins with a characteristic rhythm for which the Austrian composer was inspired by a train ride.