St-Saëns, Camille

November 24, 2013, 7:00 pm

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A child prodigy that was later hailed by Liszt as “the greatest organist in the world,” Camille Saint-Saënsled a fascinating life filled to the brim with music. We’ll explore his life, compositions, and influence in this five-part series.

Playlist

Episode 1

Camille Saint-Saëns: Op. 6 Bagatelles (excerpts)
Hobson, p.
Arab 6570
2:10, :51, :59

Saint-Saëns: Symphony in A, I & III
ORTF National Orchestra/Martinon
EMI 62643
10:15

Saint-Saëns: Symphony #1 in E-flat, Op. 2, IV
ORTF National Orchestra/Martinon
EMI 62643
7:30

Saint-Saëns: Quintet for Piano and Strings, Op. 14, III
Ensemble Musique Oblique
HM 901471
5:06

Schubert: “Gretchen am Spinnrade”, D. 118 (excerpt)
Richard Goode, p.; Dawn Upshaw, s.
Nonesuch 79317
​:15

Saint-Saëns: Le Rouet d’Omphale, Op. 31
BSO/Munch
RCA 78978
7:35

Saint-Saëns: “Extase”
Jean-Phillipe Collard, p.; José Van Dam, bs. bar.
EMI 54818
3:16

Saint-Saëns: Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Dutoit; Chung, v.
Lon 425021
9:12

Episode 2

Saint-Saëns: Tarantelle For Flute, Clarinet And Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Geoffrey Simon
CACD 1015
5:44

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto #2 In G Minor, Op. 22,(excerpts), I
Royal Concergebouw Orchestra/Neeme Järvi; Davidovich, p.
Phil 410 052
2:45,2:19,12:31

Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto #1 In A Minor, Op. 33
London Symphony Orchestra/Antal Doráti; János Starker, vc.
Mercury 432 010
18:38

Saint-Saëns: “Danse Macabre”
Jean-Philippe Collard, p.; José Van Dam, bs. bar.
EMI 548182
2:11

Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
National Philharmonic Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski; Sidney Sax, violin
​EMI 64140
7:12

Episode 3

Saint-Saëns: Overture fr. Henry VIII (excerpt)
Orchestre Lyrique Français/Guingal
Chant du Monde 1083/85
1:46,2:52

Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalia (excerpts)
London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Colin Davis; José Cura, ten.; Olga Borodina, ms.
Erato 24756
3:26,6:19,6:25,6:36

Saint-Saëns: “Donce Le Pape Est Hostile…” fr. Henry VIII (excerpt)
Orchestre Lyrique Français/Guingal; Rouillon & Laiter, voc.
Chant du Monde 1083/85
1:46,2:52

Henry the VIII, I Am (excerpt)
Herman’s Hermits
:40

Saint-Saëns: Messe de Requiem, I & II
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Simon
Cala 1015
​13:24

Episode 4

Saint-Saëns: Morceau De Concert In F Minor, Op. 94- Allegro; Allegro Non Troppo
Leipzig Gewandhaus/Kurt Masur; Baumann, hn.
​Philips 416380
8:38

Saint-Saëns: Carnival Of The Animals
Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy;Claude Frank & Lillian Kallir, pianos
Sony 62638
20:23,1:20

Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, op. 61,I & II
New York Philharmonic/Dimitri Mitropoulos; Francescati, v.
Sony Masterworks Heritage 62339
15:32

Saint-Saëns: Romance In F, Op. 36
Steven Isserlis, vc.; Francis Grier, p.
RCA 61678
​2:50

Episode 5

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 4, IV
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein; R. Casadesus, p.
RCA 6377
7:35

Saint-Saëns: Symphony #3 In C Minor, Op. 78, Organ
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/James Levine; Preston, org.
DG 419617
36:04

Saint-Saëns: “Le Rossignol et la Rose”
Berlin Symphony Orchestra/Michael Schonwandt; Dessay, s.
EMI 14129
3:43