Saint-Saëns: Symphony No 1 & The carnival of the animals

 
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CAMILE SAINT-SAENS
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No 1 & The carnival of the animals
Utah Symphony / Thierry Fischer

[ Hyperion / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 29 November 2019

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Don't be fooled by those well-known portraits of Saint-Saëns the bearded éminence grise - the two symphonies recorded here are the work of the young Camille, spreading his compositional wings and displaying a technical fluency far beyond his teenage years. In between, a certain musical menagerie roars, clucks, brays and squawks for attention …

Tracks:

Symphony No 1 in E flat major Op 2 [33'12]
1 Adagio - Allegro [8'35]
2 Marche-Scherzo: Allegretto scherzando [4'48]
3 Adagio [12'40]
4 Finale: Allegro maestoso [7'07]

Le carnaval des animaux [23'11]
5 Introduction et marche royale du lion [2'04]
6 Poules et coqs [0'47]
7 Hémiones (animaux véloces) [0'41]
8 Tortues [2'33]
9 L'éléphant [1'25]
10 Kangourous [0'55]
11 Aquarium [2'26]
12 Personnages à longues oreilles [0'53]
13 Le coucou au fond des bois [2'28]
14 Volière [1'15]
15 Pianistes [1'00]
16 Fossiles [1'16]
17 Le cygne [3'31]
18 Final [1'49]

Symphony in A major [25'41]
19 Poco adagio - Allegro vivace [7'32]
20 Larghetto [10'14]
21 Scherzo: Allegro vivace - Trio [2'45]
22 Finale: Allegro molto - Presto [5'09]