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Saint-Saens: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 5 - Rarities & Transcriptions / Burleson


Release Date: 09/13/2019 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 626  
Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The eight world premiere recordings included in this programme are played from a treasure trove of unpublished manuscripts obtained by Geoffrey Burleson from the Bibliotheque nationale de France, each of them filled with strong and imaginative ideas. Further virtuosic rarities by Saint-Saens include a solo transcription of his exotic Africa for piano and orchestra, and fantasies on works by Beethoven, Gounod, Liszt, Bizet, and others. Geoffrey Burleson has an active career as a performing artist, and has performed in such prestigious venues as the Eglise St-Merri, Paris; the American Academy in Rome; the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki; the Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall, Athens; the National Museum of Art, Mexico City and De Doelen, Rotterdamas as Read more well as with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Arlington and New England Philharmonics, and the Holland Symfonia. He is on the piano faculty of Princeton University and the City University of New York Graduate Center, and is professor of music and director of piano studies at Hunter College, CUNY. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Bagatelles (2) for Piano by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; France 
2.
Antwort by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
3.
Fantaisie sur la Quintette de L'Etoile du Nord de Meyerbeer by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; France 
4.
Valse du Prophete de Meyerbeer by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; France 
5.
Fantaisie sur Lohengrin de Wagner by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
6.
Chœur des Derviches Tourneurs Tiré des Ruines d'Athénes de Beethoven by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; France 
7.
Paraphrase sur Gallia de Gounod by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
8.
Scherzo sur Les Pčcheurs de Perles de Bizet by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
9.
La mort de Thaďs -- Paraphrase de concert pour piano sur l'opéra de Massenet by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; France 
10.
Improvisation sur la Beethoven -- Cantate de Liszt by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; France 
11.
Africa, Op. 89 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; France 

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