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Saint-Sans: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; The Carnival of the Animals; Africa; Wedding-cake ()

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Saint-Sans: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; The Carnival of the Animals; Africa; Wedding-cake - Alasdair Malloy (harmonica); Hlne Mercier (piano); Louis Lortie (piano); Truls Mrk (cello); Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra;...
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  1. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
  2. Cello Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 119
  3. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble
  4. Wedding Cake, caprice-valse for piano & strings in A flat major, Op. 76
  5. Africa, fantaisie for piano & orchestra in G minor, Op. 89
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The essence of Camille Saint-Sans' music comes through perhaps most clearly in his music for solo instrument and orchestra, which exemplifies his elegant combination of melody and conservatory-generated virtuosity. The two cello concertos are here, plus a pair of crowd-pleasing short works for piano and orchestra, and the evergreen Carnival of the Animals, with pianists Louis Lortie and Hlne Mercier joining forces along with a collection of instruments that includes the often-omitted glass harmonica. There are all kinds ...

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Saint-Sans: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; The Carnival of the Animals; Africa; Wedding-cake 2016, Chandos

UPC: 095115516225

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