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Saint-Saens: Piano Concertos, Vol. 2 / Descharmes, Soustrot, Malmo Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 05/12/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573477  
Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Romain Descharmes
Conductor:  Marc Soustrot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Third Piano Concerto has been considered the "Cinderella" among Camille Saint-Saëns' five works in this genre, but it owes its comparative neglect to an adventurous approach to harmony which caused unrest in the audience at its premiere. Daring enough in the first movement, the search for tonality in the second was such an extreme experience that is caused unrest in the audience at its premiere. Saint-Saëns also composed for piano and orchestra in more rhapsodic forms, exploring folk tunes and rhythms from Africa, and revealing his playful side in the charming Wedding Cake Waltz. Volume 1 can be heard on 8573476. The Third Piano Concerto has been considered the "Cinderella" among Camille Saint-Saëns' five works in this genre, but it owes its comparative neglect to an adventurous approach to harmony which caused unrest in the audience at its premiere. Daring enough in the first movement, the search for tonality in the second was such an extreme experience that is caused unrest in the audience at its premiere. Saint-Saëns also composed for piano and orchestra in more rhapsodic forms, exploring folk tunes and rhythms from Africa, and revealing his playful side in the charming Wedding Cake Waltz. Volume 1 can be heard on 8573476. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in E flat, Op. 29 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Romain Descharmes (Piano)
Conductor:  Marc Soustrot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1869 
2.
Rhapsodie d'Auvergne for Piano and Orchestra in C major, Op. 73 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Romain Descharmes (Piano)
Conductor:  Marc Soustrot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
3.
Africa, Op. 89 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Romain Descharmes (Piano)
Conductor:  Marc Soustrot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; France 
4.
Wedding Cake for Piano and String Orchestra in A flat major, Op. 76 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Romain Descharmes (Piano)
Conductor:  Marc Soustrot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 

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