2021 marks 100 years since the death of Camille Saint-Saëns, one of the acknowledged masters of French music. Pianist Bertrand Chamayou, violinist Renaud Capuçon and cellist Edgar Moreau salute him with this album of three of his finest chamber works: the Violin Sonata No 1, Cello Sonata No 1 and Piano Trio No 2. "These are splendid works," says Bertrand Chamayou, "but only relatively rarely performed and recorded. This is essential French Romantic chamber music and French performers of our generation have a duty to share it with audiences."
The collection of sonatas for violin and for cello, together with the second of the piano trios, all played with aRead more real belief in the music’s quality by violinist Renaud Capuçon, cellist Edgar Moreau and pianist Bertrand Chamayou is a reminder that there are treasures to be unearthed there.