Saint-Saens: Orchestral Works / Pastrana, Markl, Basque National Orchestra

Release Date: 2/9/2018
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8573732
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Basque National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Saint-Saens’ travels often resulted in geographically themed works, such as the Suite algerienne: this exotic musical picture postcard- full of perfumed sensuality and the brazen confidence of march themes- reflects the composer’s visits to colonial North Africa. The two suites on this recording are both structured around dance movements and were originally scored for different forces- the Suite in D major, Op. 49 for harmonium, the Suite in D minor, Op. 16 for cello and piano. The engaging Serenade, Op. 15, rarely performed with its original, exotic scoring, is heard here in an orchestral transcription.
Works on This Recording
1. Suite algérienne in C major, Op. 60 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Basque National Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; France
2. Suite for Orchestra in D major, Op. 49 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Basque National Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863 ; France
3. Suite for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 16bis by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Guillermo Pastrana (Cello)
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Basque National Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1919 ; France
4. Sérénade in E flat major, Op. 15 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Basque National Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866 ; France
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