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The Best of Saint-Saëns


Release Date: 10/11/1994 
Label:  Philips Duo Catalog #: 442608   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Herman KrebbersAnne Martindale WilliamsJoseph VillaPatricia Prattis Jennings,   ... 
Conductor:  André PrevinBernard HaitinkAldo CeccatoNeeme Järvi,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraRoyal Concertgebouw OrchestraMonte Carlo Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Herman Krebbers (Violin), Anne Martindale Williams (Cello), Joseph Villa (Piano),
Patricia Prattis Jennings (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn,  Bernard Haitink,  Aldo Ceccato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Written: 1886 
Date of Recording: 1960 
2.
Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
3.
Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Bella Davidovich (Piano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in C minor, Op. 44 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Michele Campanella (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
6.
Concerto for Violin no 3 in B minor, Op. 61 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Edouard Van Remoortel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
7.
Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Daniel Chorzempa (Organ)
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1886 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61: 1. Allegro non troppo
Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61: 2. Andantino quasi allegretto
Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61: 3. Molto moderato e maestoso
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Introduction et Marche royale du Lion
Dyrenes Karneval: Poules et Coqs
Dyrenes Karneval: Hémiones (Animaux véloces)
Dyrenes Karneval: Tortues
Dyrenes Karneval: L'Eléphant
Dyrenes Karneval: Kangourous
Dyrenes Karneval: Aquarium
Dyrenes Karneval: Personnages à longues oreilles
Dyrenes Karneval: Le coucou au fond des bois
Dyrenes Karneval: Volières
Dyrenes Karneval: Pianistes
Dyrenes Karneval: Fossiles
Dyrenes Karneval: Le Cygne
Dyrenes Karneval: Finale
Danse macabre, Op.40
Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.22: 1. Andante sostenuto
Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.22: 2. Allegro scherzando
Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.22: 3. Presto
Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, Op.28
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Le Cygne
Piano Concerto No.4 in C minor, Op.44: 1. Allegro moderato - Andante
Piano Concerto No.4 in C minor, Op.44: 2. Allegro vivace - Andante - Allegro
Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony": 1a. Adagio - Allegro moderato -
Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony": 1b. Poco adagio
Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony": 2. Allegro moderato - Presto - Allegro moderato - Maestoso - Più allegro - Molto allegro
Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony": 2b. Maestoso - Più allegro - Molto allegro

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
  An Amazing Must-Own! September 1, 2012 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "I purchased this CD for the 'Organ' Symphony. I was amazed by what I got! The complete 3rd Symphony is breath-taking in its performance. Carnival of the Animals with the Pittsburgh SO is equally warm and spectacularly done. The fillers are very pleasing. Overall, an absolute bargain with crisp sound and wonderful artistry!" Report Abuse
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