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Saint-Saens: Symphonic Poems / Markl, Orchestre National de Lille


Release Date: 12/01/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573745  
Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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While the invention of the symphonic poem is credited to Franz Liszt, French composer Camille Saint-Saens truly took the genre to a new level. The symphonic poem became popular in France in the early 1870s, supported by the newly founded Societe Nationale and its promotion of young French composers. Camille Saint-Saens composed his Le rouet d’Omphale in 1872, with three more soon following. The most famous was his Danse macabre. In all of these works he experiments with orchestration and thematic transformation. In this new release, the Orchestre National
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Works on This Recording

1.
Phaéton, Op. 39 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; France 
2.
Marche héroïque in E flat major, Op. 34 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
3.
La jeunesse d'Hercule in E flat major, Op. 50 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
4.
Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
5.
Sarabande et Rigaudon, Op. 93 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
6.
Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 

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