Saint-Saëns: 3 Concertos - Gilels, Rostropovich, Grumiaux
Praga Digitals Reminiscences PRD/DSD 350 077
Classical - Orchestral
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2; Cello Concerto No. 1, Violin Concerto No. 3; Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso
Emil Gilels/Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris/André Cluytens; Mstislav Rostropovich/Philharmonia Orchestra/Malcolm Sargent; Arthur Grumiaux/Concerts Lamoureux/Jean Fournet; Isaac Stern/Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy
The exceptional longevity of Camille Saint-Saëns, child prodigy saluted by Liszt, consenting (?) witness of Stravinskian and Debussyst revolutions has left us more than 300 manuscripts. German and Russian . . . musicologists saluted his professionalism, his pianistic writing reminding us of Beethoven, an orchestral art inspired by Liszt and Berlioz who considered him ‘the most impressive musical mechanic ever encountered’. ‘If Mr. Saint-Saëns espoused Glory she will be unfaithful with Mr. Debussy.’ Four legendary artists prove his timelessness.