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Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 2, Danse macabre, Symphony in F / Fischer, Utah Symphony

Utah Symphony / Fischer,Thierry
Release Date: 05/03/2019 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68212  
Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Saint-Saëns’s Symphony No. 2 is, by any standards, an outright winner and deserves to be much better known. Here, it’s one of two substantial works flanking a rambunctious account of Danse macabre.

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REVIEW:

Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony’s performances here are polished and graciously articulate, favouring poise and charm over heat and bite. There’s exhilaration, too, mind you. The Danse macabre moves with an elegant yet persistent impetus; listening, one feels impelled to keep moving. Madeline Adkins plays the solo violin part alluringly yet with a slightly devilish edge to her tone. I’m already craving the next instalment.

– Gramophone
Saint-Saëns’s Symphony No. 2 is, by any standards, an outright winner and deserves to be much better known. Here, it’s one of two substantial works flanking a rambunctious account of Danse macabre.

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REVIEW:

Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony’s performances here are polished and graciously articulate, favouring poise and charm over heat and bite. There’s exhilaration, too, mind you. The Danse macabre moves with an elegant yet persistent impetus; listening, one feels impelled to keep moving. Madeline Adkins plays the solo violin part alluringly yet with a slightly devilish edge to her tone. I’m already craving the next instalment.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 2 in A minor, Op. 55 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
2.
Symphony in F major "Urbs Roma" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; France 
3.
Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 

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