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Saint-Saens: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 4 / Geoffrey Burleson


Release Date: 02/12/2016 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 625   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Camille Saint-SaŽns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although he is best remembered for his orchestral and instrumental music, Saint-Saens was also responsible for spearheading the revival of the French Baroque, especially the music of Lully and Rameau, as well as being perfectly placed to absorb the latest instrumental dance music. His five "character waltzes" include the ethereal and ravishingly textured Valse mignonne, the stylistically forward-looking Valse nonchalante and the virtuosic Valse gaie, the composer's final waltz for solo piano, while the three minor key Mazurkas are strongly characterized and filled with ingenious musical contrasts. Last but not least, the three "souvenirs" are delightful evocations of particular corners of the world that inspired Read more Saint-Saens. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Gavotte for Piano in C minor, Op. 23 by Camille Saint-SaŽns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; France 
2.
Mazurka for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 21 by Camille Saint-SaŽns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
3.
Mazurka for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 24 by Camille Saint-SaŽns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
4.
Mazurka for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 66 by Camille Saint-SaŽns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; France 
5.
Menuet et Valse for Piano, Op. 56 by Camille Saint-SaŽns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
6.
Valse canariote for Piano in A minor, Op. 88 by Camille Saint-SaŽns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; France 
7.
Valse mignonne in E flat major, Op. 104 by Camille Saint-SaŽns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; France 
8.
Valse nonchalante in D flat major, Op. 110 by Camille Saint-SaŽns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
9.
Valse langoureuse for Piano in E major, Op. 120 by Camille Saint-SaŽns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; France 
10.
Valse gaie for Piano, Op. 139 by Camille Saint-SaŽns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912; France 
11.
Une nuit ŗ Lisbonne for Orchestra, Op. 63 by Camille Saint-SaŽns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
12.
Souvenir d'Italie for Piano, Op. 80 by Camille Saint-SaŽns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887; France 
13.
Souvenir d'Ismailia for Piano, Op. 100 by Camille Saint-SaŽns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; France 

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