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Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto no 2; Goss, Franck / Despax, Carroll, Orpheus Sinfonia

Saint-saens / Despax / Orpheus Sinfonia / Carroll
Release Date: 11/19/2013 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 349   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Camille Saint-SaënsStephen GossCésar Franck
Performer:  Emmanuel Despax
Conductor:  Thomas Carroll
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Emmanuel Despax is a rising star on the UK and international piano scene, who has performed at the Wigmore and Cadogan Halls in London and with orchestras including the CBSO. His debut concerto recording, with the Orpheus Sinfonia under Thomas Carroll, features the premiere recording of Stephen Goss's Piano Concerto, inspired by the designs of Thomas Heatherwick (the work's premiere performance was the first classical concert in which audiences were invited to bring their ipads and tablets, to watch an interactive display designed to accompany the music). The work is accompanied by two similarly expressive and characterful works, Saint-Saëns' ever-popular Piano Concerto No.2 and Franck's Variations symphoniques. "Welsh composer Read more Stephen Goss draws on a variety of sources for his eminently listenable music. Despite the eclectic nature of his influences, which range from Beethoven's late piano music to the films of former Python Terry Gilliam, Goss's musical language comes across as brilliantly integrated." International Record Review Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Emmanuel Despax (Piano)
Conductor:  Thomas Carroll
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
2.
Concerto for Piano by Stephen Goss
Performer:  Emmanuel Despax (Piano)
Conductor:  Thomas Carroll
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Sinfonia
3.
Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra, M 46 by César Franck
Performer:  Emmanuel Despax (Piano)
Conductor:  Thomas Carroll
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22: I. Andante sostenuto
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22: II. Allegro scherzando
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22: III. Presto
Piano Concerto: I. Fanfare
Piano Concerto: II. Moto Perpetuo
Piano Concerto: III. Adagio
Piano Concerto: IV. Finale
Variations symphoniques

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