Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto & Cello Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3 / Bertrand

Release Date: 2/24/2017
Catalog Number: HMM902210
Conductor: James Gaffigan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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‘That’s it done at last, this blasted sonata! Will it please or not? That is the question.’ So wrote Saint-Saëns, not without humour, of his second ‘quadruped’ for cello and piano. He adored the cello, as is shown by much more than the famous Swan. He wrote three sonatas for it, but unfortunately the last two movements of the Third Sonata have been lost and what is left survives only in manuscript. Emmanuelle Bertrand and Pascal Amoyel play it here with emotion and total respect. The Concerto also included here is today one of the ‘musts’ of the concertante repertory for cello.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Emmanuelle Bertrand (Cello)
Conductor: James Gaffigan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872 ; France
2. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 123 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Pascal Amoyel (Piano), Emmanuelle Bertrand (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905 ; France
3. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in D Major, Op. posth. (Unfinished) by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Pascal Amoyel (Piano), Emmanuelle Bertrand (Cello)
Period: Romantic
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