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Saint-Saens: Symphonies 1, 2 & 3, Orchestral Works / Levi, Dubois, Orchestre National

Saint-saens / Ondf / Levi
Release Date: 03/08/2011 
Label:  Cascavelle   Catalog #: 3136  
Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Vincent Dubois
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Though born in Romania, Yoel Levi grew up in Israel. He studied at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music, where he received a Master of Arts degree with distinction, and the Jerusalem Academy of Music under Mendi Rodan. He also studied with Franco Ferrara in Sienna and Rome, with Kiril Kondrashin in Holland, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He received First Prize in the Conductor's International Competition in Besançon, France in 1978, and became assistant to Lorin Maazel at the Cleveland Orchestra for six years, serving as Resident Conductor from 1980 to 1984. Since 2008 Yoel Levi is Principal conductor of the Orchestre National d'Île de France.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in E flat major, Op. 2 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; France 
2.
Symphony no 2 in A minor, Op. 55 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
3.
Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Vincent Dubois (Organ)
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Written: 1886 
4.
Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
5.
Phaéton, Op. 39 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; France 
6.
Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 
7.
Marche héroïque in E flat major, Op. 34 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 

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