Charles Saint Saens

Mats Lidström, Bengt Forsberg - Camille Saint-Saens: Music For Cello (1999) (Repost)

Mats Lidström, Bengt Forsberg - Camille Saint-Saens: Music For Cello (1999)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:03:35 | 237 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA 67095

The two sonatas for cello and piano by Camille Saint-Saëns stand as bookends to what was an impressively long compositional career spanning more than seven decades. Much of Saint-Saëns' music for cello, including these two sonatas, has been dismissed as inferior and is rarely performed or recorded. Only the first cello concerto, often played by advanced students of the instrument, remains a common occurrence on disc or stage.
André Watts, Yoel Levi - Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens: Piano Concertos (1995)

André Watts, Yoel Levi - Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens: Piano Concertos (1995)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:50 | 221 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Telarc | Catalog: 80386

When I first put this disc in the player, I wondered if I would really enjoy it. I had just listened to a performance of the Tchaikovsky played by Sviatoslav Richter accompanied by the Leningrad Philharmonic under Evgeny Mravinsky. Obviously, the first characteristic was a vast improvement in the recording quality over the mono Russian recording (Leningrad, 1957). As the new disc got underway I was very pleasantly surprised, as André Watts, although not Richter, gave a very proficient and exciting reading.
Rosanne Philippens & Julien Quentin - Dedications: Works by Kreisler, Faure, Ysaye, Chausson, Saint-Saens (2016)

Rosanne Philippens (violin) & Julien Quentin (piano) - Dedications (2016)
Works by Fritz Kreisler, Gabriel Fauré, Eugène Ysaÿe, Ernest Chausson, Camille Saint-Saëns

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS38516 | Time: 01:12:59

Rosanne Philippens is considered one of the greatest violinists in the Netherlands. Her open and communicative style of performance won her first prizes at competitions including the Dutch National Violin Competition (Amsterdam Concertgebouw 2009) and the Freiburg International Violin Competition (2014). Rosanne has the honour to play on the Barrere Stradivarius (1727) from the Elise Mathilde Foundation, the violin that Janine Jansen used to play for the past fifteen years. "Rosanne Philippens’s brilliantly focused, expressive sound is coupled with an inspired programme of music by and for virtuoso violinists of the Romantic period. An absolute joy from start to finish." (BBC Music Magazine, 5 stars)
Mstislav Rostropovich - Saint-Saens & Myaskovsky - Cello Concertos (2017) {Warner Classics 0190295892265 rec 1956}

Mstislav Rostropovich - Saint-Saëns & Myaskovsky - Cello Concertos (2017) {Warner Classics 0190295892265 rec 1956}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 237 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 107 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 50 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2017 Parlophone / Warner Classics | 0190295892265
Classical / Romantic / Neo-Romantic / Early 20th Century / Concerto / Cello

When the cellist Mstislav Rostropovich died in 2007, the world not only lost a great musician, but also a personality who had earned the honorary title "world citizen" with political commitment and commitment to humanitarian goals. He gave humanity a voice with his instrument - so in 1989 at the Berlin Wall. As an initiator of new works, as a pedagogue and conductor, he left clear traces in music history. In 2017, the great musician would have turned 90 years old. At the same time, his death is ten years back.
Placido Domingo, Waltraud Meier, Myung-Whun Chung - Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila (1991)

Placido Domingo, Waltraud Meier, Myung-Whun Chung - Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:03:35 | 516 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: EMI Classics| Catalog: 754470 2

This is an auspicious beginning to what one hopes will be a series of recordings of French opera made with the forces of the Bastille under Chung. Without doubt this is the most subtly and expertly conducted performance of this work to appear on CD, excellent as others have been in this respect, and also the best played and sung. Chung's achievement is to have welded the elements of pagan ruthlessness, erotic stimulation and Wagnerian harmony that comprise Saint-Saens's masterpiece into a convincing whole.
Rosanne Philippens, Julien Quentin - Saint-Saens, Ysaye, Kreisler: Dedications (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Rosanne Philippens, Julien Quentin - Saint-Saens, Ysaye, Kreisler: Dedications (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:02 minutes | 1,21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

It began with a piece which I fell in love with: Eugène Ysaÿe’s Poème élégiaque. You have to tune the bottom violin string a tone lower. That explains the dark character, which you hear particularly in the middle, which is a funeral march. Ysaÿe dedicated it to Gabriël Fauré. And so the idea for this CD was born: violin music by composers who honoured and inspired one another.

The Nash Ensemble - Camille Saint-Saens: Chamber Works (2005)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 9, 2017
The Nash Ensemble - Camille Saint-Saens: Chamber Works (2005)

The Nash Ensemble - Camille Saint-Saens: Chamber Works (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 133:44 | 512 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA 67431-32

This generous double disc survey of Saint-Saens' chamber music offers the listener over two hours of unalloyed pleasure and contains a judicious selection of works for various ensembles that range across his career - indeed the three sonatas for bassoon, clarinet and oboe respectively are very late pieces and were part of an intended series of such works for each member of the standard woodwind family, a project only curtailed by the composer's death in 1921.
Jochem Hochstenbach, Orchestra of the Badisches Staatstheater, Jose Cura, Julia Gertseva - Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila (2012)

Jochem Hochstenbach, Orchestra of the Badisches Staatstheater, José Cura, Julia Gertseva - Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.01 Gb (DVD9) | 125 min
Classical | ArtHaus Musik | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, Korean

In this saga of hatred and holy war, of power and desire, there is no victor and no truth. The god-like is diminished, power restricted, taboos are broken, love betrayed. Only the composer can afford uninterrupted pathos in the wonderful duet of Samson and Dalila in the second act, which misleads us to believe in a moving story of love. Perhaps it truly is. The story of Samson is contradictory, it is human. Camille Saint-Saëns completed the work in 1876, but was only able to bring about its first performance in 1877 through the mediation of his friend Franz Liszt with pre-eminent success in Weimar. In France, where the elements of oratorio and the influence of Wagner were not well received, the first performance would not follow for another 13 years. Samson et Dalila ranks among the masterpieces of 19th century French Opera - and among the showpieces favored by the Argentine tenor José Cura. In the recorded production he saw himself celebrated on stage as a unified three-in-one: eponymous hero, director and stage designer.
John Eliot Gardiner - Gabriel Faure: Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saens, Debussy, Revel, Faure (1994) [Repost, New Rip]

Gabriel Fauré - Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Revel, Fauré (1994)
Monteverdi Choir; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Philips | # 438 149-2PH | Time: 01:09:37

This generously programmed disc provides excellent value and outstanding performances of both major and lesser-known masterpieces of French choral music. The Fauré Requiem has been recorded many times, and several excellent versions of the original orchestration are available on disc. This one is among them, owing to John Eliot Gardiner's experience and perfectionist mastery of details overlooked by less-successful choral conductors. The real bonus here is the inclusion of the popular but very difficult Debussy and Ravel chansons, and the rarely heard but eminently worthy little part songs by Saint-Saëns. These pieces are a lesson in how to achieve maximum effect with the simplest materials.
Bergen PO, Neeme Jarvi - Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Le Carnaval des animaux; Africa (2016)

Camille Saint-Saëns - Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Le Carnaval des animaux; Africa (2016)
Truls Mørk, cello; Louis Lortie, piano; Helene Mercier, piano;
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5162 | Time: 01:15:30

The essence of Camille Saint-Saëns' 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 Hélène Mercier joining forces along with a collection of instruments that includes the often-omitted glass harmonica. There are all kinds of attractions here: the gently humorous and not over-broad Carnival, the songful cello playing of Truls Mørk, and the little-known piano-and-orchestra scene Africa, Op. 89, with its lightly Tunisian flavor (sample this final track). But really, the central thread connecting them all is the conducting of Neeme Järvi and the light, graceful work of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; French music is the nearly 80-year-old Järvi's most congenial environment, and in this recording, perhaps his last devoted to Saint-Saëns, he has never been better.