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Mon 14 May, 2018:
Saint-Saëns: Symphonic Poems

It’s always a pleasure to listen to Camille Saint-Saëns’s melodious, well-crafted, innovative and – here – vividly descriptive music, whether...

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Wed 25 Oct, 2017:
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No 3 in C minor, Op 78 (Organ); Carnival of the Animals

Here's an arrestingly characterised reading of Saint-Saëns's indestructible zoological entertainment, for which Antonio Pappano and instrumental...

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Tue 21 Mar, 2017:
Hungarian Treasures – Bartók: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 20; Dohnányi: Piano Quartet in F sharp minor; Kodály: Intermezzo for string trio

Bartók’s C minor Piano Quartet shouldn’t be confused with his rather better-known C major Piano Quintet of roughly five years later. The work, as...

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Fri 03 Feb, 2017:
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 33; Cello Sonatas – No 2 in F major, Op 123; No 3 in D major, Op posth

Hearing this admirable CD made me wish that rather than being a single disc it had been a double-pack featuring both cello concertos and all three...

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Mon 09 Jan, 2017:
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor; Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 92

Saint-Saëns began work on his Second Piano Trio in Algeria during the spring of 1892, completing it in Geneva that same summer. Still something of a...

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Thu 29 Dec, 2016:
Danse macabre – Orchestral works by Balakirev, Dukas, Dvořák, Ives, Mussorgsky & Saint-Saëns

Captured live in concert within the accommodating acoustic of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra's new home, Kent Nagano's Halloween-inspired programme...

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Wed 17 Feb, 2016:
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos – No 2 in G minor, Op 22; No 5 in F major, Op 103 (Egyptian)

Of Camille Saint-Saëns’s five piano concertos, the G minor Second is the one most favoured. Its three movements cover majesty, wit and exuberance:...

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Thu 14 Jan, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35; Stravinsky: Les Noces

The Yiddish term ‘chutzpah’ means cheek, flagrant boldness, or audacity – and Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s Tchaikovsky Concerto is full of it....

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Wed 14 Oct, 2015:
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16; Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 22

These are persuasive, personable performances of two much-loved piano concertos. Vadym Kholodenko (2013 Cliburn Gold Medalist) conjures a likeable...

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Fri 03 Jul, 2015:
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No 3 in C minor, Op 78 (Organ); Symphony in A major (1850); Le rouet d'Omphale, Op 31

Saint-Saëns’s so-called Organ Symphony is always welcome – the composer designated it “avec orgue”: after all, the instrument is but part of...

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Tue 07 Apr, 2015:
Bonis: Piano Quartet No 1 in B flat major, Op 69; Fauré: Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 15

“I never thought a woman could write something such as this. She knows all the clever tricks of the composer's trade.” Thus Saint-Saëns upon...

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