Saint Saens Samson

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.
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.
James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Olga Borodina, Placido Domingo - Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila (2004/1998)

Saint-Saëns - Samson et Dalila (James Levine, Olga Borodina, Plácido Domingo) (2004/1998)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.43 Gb (DVD9) | 148 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Olga Borodina sings the role of Dalila here too; her tone in the famous aria Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix is quite ravishing, and she is matched by an heroic performance from Plácido Domingo as Samson. James Levine has an expert grasp of the drama in this 1998 Elijah Moshinsky production from the Metropolitan Opera. There's also some luxury casting in the form of Sergei Leiferkus as Le Grand Prêtre de Dagon and René Pape as Le Vieillard Hébreu. (James Longstaffe)

Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila - Gorr, Vicker, Blanc [Maazel] [2 CD]  Music

Posted by aibdescalzo at May 26, 2010
Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila - Gorr, Vicker, Blanc [Maazel] [2 CD]

Saint-Saëns - Samson et Dalila [Prêtre]
Classical (opera) | 2 CD | APE + CUE | EAC Logs| Scans | 605 mb | RS + SM | TT 02:01:15
Released: 11 Sep. 2001 | Label: EMI Classics | Recorded: 1963

Remy Corazza, Ernest Blanc, Rita Gorr, Jacques Pottier, Jon Vickers, Anton Diakov
Paris National Opera Theater Orchestra, Georges Pretre (conductor)
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.
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.

Lalo, Saint-saens: Cello Concertos; Berlioz - Wispelway (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Nov. 8, 2013
Lalo, Saint-saens: Cello Concertos; Berlioz - Wispelway (2013)

Lalo, Saint-saens: Cello Concertos; Berlioz - Wispelway (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 295 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx | Catalog Number: 4107

After a highly acclaimed recording of Briten’s Cello Symphony (ONYX4058) Pieter Wispelwey and the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Seiko Kim, turn to two romantic cello concertos whose neglect is hard to fathom. Lalo, unusually for a French composer in the mid 19th century, was drawn to chamber music, and formed a string quartet (in which he played viola, and later second violin) that championed the works of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. His passion for chamber music developed to embrace large scale orchestral works – two violin concertos, the famous 'Symphonie espagnole' for violin and orchestra, a symphony in G minor, the Piano Concerto and the concerto recorded here: the Cello concerto in D minor of 1877.