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Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole; Saint-Saëns / Perlman, Barenboim


Release Date: 06/13/1995 
Label:  Dg Masters Catalog #: 445549   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Camille Saint-SaënsEdouard LaloHector Berlioz
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Performance: *****/Sound: ***** This disc explodes from the speakers with a galvanic frisson of bravura at the start of Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole, announcing a superlative reading from Itzhak Perlman. His playing throughout this sultry Mediterranean masterwork is breathtaking; he excels his own phenomenal best in the finale, a revelation of virtuoso violin art at its finest. Saint-Saëns’s Third Concerto deserves wider currency, and this is a performance of masterful proportions, deeply considered, and sympathetically accompanied by the Paris Orchestra under Barenboim’s watchful direction. Berlioz composed his delectable Rêverie et caprice in 1841; Perlman remains an ideal exponent of this rarity, completing a magnificent Read more reissue. DG have revamped original digital masters, and sonics are enthrallingly vivid throughout.

-- Michael Jameson, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 3 in B minor, Op. 61 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1983 
Venue:  Maison de la Mutualité, Paris 
Length: 27 Minutes 53 Secs. 
2.
Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1980 
Venue:  Maison de la Mutualité, Paris 
Length: 33 Minutes 29 Secs. 
3.
Rêverie et caprice for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1980 
Venue:  Maison de la Mutualité, Paris 
Length: 7 Minutes 2 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op.21: 1. Allegro non troppo
Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op.21: 2. Scherzando (Allegro molto)
Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op.21: 3. Intermezzo (Allegretto non troppo)
Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op.21: 4. Andante
Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op.21: 5. Rondo (Allegro)
Violin Concerto No.3 In B Minor, Op.61: 1. Allegro non troppo
Violin Concerto No.3 In B Minor, Op.61: 2. Andantino quasi allegretto
Violin Concerto No.3 In B Minor, Op.61: 3. Molto moderato e maestoso
Rêverie et Caprice, Op.8

Customer Reviews

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 3 old geniuses September 29, 2014 By L. Birrell (West Valley, UT) See All My Reviews "Composer, director, artist. A triple treat for the senses. Are there better recordings....sure, but not many. You should find this recording completely satisfying, enjoyable and affordable. Sit back, close your eyes and enjoy the ride." Report Abuse
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