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Saint-Saens, Poulenc & Milhaud / Pretre, Ciccolini, Weissenberg


Release Date: 02/10/2017 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 559446  
Composer:  Camille Saint-SaënsFrancis PoulencDarius Milhaud
Performer:  Aldo CiccoliniAlexis Weissenberg
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Proverbially idiomatic, Georges Prêtre conducts four works that typify the special charm, wit and sensuousness so often found in French music from the belle époque to the mid-20th century: Saint-Saëns “grand zoological fantasy” Le Carnaval des animaux (with Aldo Ciccolini and Alexis Weissenberg as the virtuosic captive pianists) is complemented by music for the ballet – Poulenc’s elegant, discreetly erotic Les Biches and sumptuous Les Animaux modèles, and Milhaud’s inventive, jazz-inflected La Création de Monde.

· STEREO
· RECORDED IN 1962 & 1967
Proverbially idiomatic, Georges Prêtre conducts four works that typify the special charm, wit and sensuousness so often found in French music from the belle époque to the mid-20th century: Saint-Saëns “grand zoological fantasy” Le Carnaval des animaux (with Aldo Ciccolini and Alexis Weissenberg as the virtuosic captive pianists) is complemented by music for the ballet – Poulenc’s elegant, discreetly erotic Les Biches and sumptuous Les Animaux modèles, and Milhaud’s inventive, jazz-inflected La Création de Monde.

· STEREO
· RECORDED IN 1962 & 1967 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano), Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Written: 1886 
2.
Les biches by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; France 
3.
Les animaux modèles by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940-1941; France 
4.
La création du monde, Op. 81 by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; France 

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