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Saint-Saens: Complete Piano Concertos / Tacchino, Froment

Saint-saens / Tacchino / Orch Of Radio Luxembourg
Release Date: 10/28/2014 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94944   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino
Conductor:  Louis de Froment
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra Radio Luxemburg
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This collection brings together all of Saint-Saëns’ piano concertos, providing a chronological tour through much of his career: the period of composition spans from 1858 to 1896.

Saint Saëns’ piano concertos are deservedly popular, especially number 2 and 4, but also no. 5 (with the famous African sound experiments) is played regularly nowadays, being an immensely enjoyable and attractive crowd-pleaser. All of them abound in good tunes, glittering virtuosity and a general sense of French charm, wit and drama (but never too much…).

The reissue of one of the gems from the famous VOX catalogue: the complete Saint-Saëns Piano Concertos played by Gabriel Tacchino and the Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg,
Read more conducted by maitre Louis de Froment.

Other information:

– Booklet contains the original liner notes. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D major, Op. 17 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Conductor:  Louis de Froment
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra Radio Luxemburg
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; France 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Conductor:  Louis de Froment
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra Radio Luxemburg
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in C minor, Op. 44 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Conductor:  Louis de Froment
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra Radio Luxemburg
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 29 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Conductor:  Louis de Froment
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra Radio Luxemburg
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; France 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 103 "Egyptian" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Conductor:  Louis de Froment
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra Radio Luxemburg
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; France 
6.
Africa, Op. 89 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Conductor:  Louis de Froment
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra Radio Luxemburg
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; France 

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