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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)
Saint-Saens - Samson et Dalila (James Levine, Olga Borodina, Placido Domingo) (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)
Fidelio Trio - Ravel & Saint-Saens: Piano Trios (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Fidelio Trio - Ravel & Saint-Saens: Piano Trios (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 984MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download , Resonus

The acclaimed Fidelio Trio make their Resonus debut with an exquisite recording of French piano trios – Camille Saint-Saëns’ large-scale Op. 92 second trio, and Maurice Ravel’s sole foray into the genre dating from 1914. Coming off the back of a Royal Philharmonic Society Award nomination in 2016, this recording sees the trio expand on their unparalleled reputation for new music, demonstrating the vast range of this brilliant chamber group’s abilities and talent.
Geoffrey Burleson - Saint-Saens: Complete Piano Works Vol. 4 (2016)

Geoffrey Burleson - Saint-Saens: Complete Piano Works Vol. 4 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 232 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 169 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 33 Mb
Classical | Label: Grand Piano, GP625 | 2016 | 01:11:47

Although he is best remembered for his orchestral and instrumental music, Saint-Saens was also responsible for spearheading the revival of the French Baroque, especially the music of Lully and Rameau, as well as being perfectly placed to absorb the latest instrumental dance music. His five 'character waltzes' include the ethereal and ravishingly textured Valse mignonne, the stylistically forward-looking Valse nonchalante and teh virtuosic Valse gaie, the composer's final waltz for solo piano, while the three minor key Mazurkas are strongly characterised and filled with ingeious musical contrasts. Last but not least, the three 'souvenirs' are delightful evocations of particular corners of the world that inspired Saint-Saens.

Piers Lane - Camille Saint-Saens: The Complete Etudes (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 13, 2016
Piers Lane - Camille Saint-Saens: The Complete Etudes (1998)

Piers Lane - Camille Saint-Saëns: The Complete Études (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67037 | Time: 01:12:10

Saint-Saens’s Etudes offer an intricate and scintillating panoply of the French school of technique (the basis and prophecy of what Jean-Philippe Collard so mischievously called Marguerite Long’s ‘diggy-diggy-dee’ school of piano playing). Yet as Piers Lane tells us in his alternately wry and delightful accompanying essay (obligatory reading for all lovers of French pianism), they can be as evocative (‘Les cloches de las Palmas’) as they are finger-twisting (‘En forme de valse’, to name but one). The left-hand Etudes, too, given their self-imposed limitation, are a fragile and poetic surprise. In other words Saint-Saens’s Etudes are more comprehensive than their equivalents by, say, Moszkowski or Lazare Levey (superbly recorded by Ilana Vered on Connoisseur Society and Danielle Laval on French EMI, respectively – neither issued in the UK).
Natalie Clein, BBC Scottish SO, Manze - Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Natalie Clein, BBC Scottish SO, Manze - Saëns: Cello Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:44 minutes | 1,06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Natalie Clein performs works for cello and orchestra by Camille Saëns. The first concerto has always been one of Saint-Saens's most popular pieces. It is a gloriously playful piece that carries the listener along on a melodic and emotional roller coaster. The second concerto is less familiar to most listeners. Extremely difficult for the soloist, Clein surmounts its challenges with the marvelous technique, musicianship and the passion for which she has become so well known.
Dvorak, Saint-Saens - Cello Concertos (Mstislav Rostropovich) (2006/1977)

Dvořák, Saint-Saëns - Cello Concertos (Mstislav Rostropovich) (2006/1977)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 4.70 Gb (DVD9) | 63 min
Classical | EMI

Recorded in London’s Henry Wood Hall in November 1977, these two performances offer a special reminder of the magic of Mstislav Rostropovich. If ever one needs to relive the pure magic of music, that elusive quality that operates above and beyond all words, it is to Rostropovich that one can confidently turn; especially when he is in partnership with another “great”—here, Giulini.
Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk - French Impressions: Camille Saint-Saens, Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel (2012) [Repost]

Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk - French Impressions (2012)
Camille Saint-Saëns, Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697891822 | Time: 01:07:19

Unusually the liner note deserves a mention ahead of the music: the fine pianist Jeremy Denk, half of this regular duo, manages to encapsulate the elusiveness of French romantic music with such insight in a few sharp sentences, his words almost shape the way we listen to this superbly played disc. Saint-Saëns' wistful and emotional Sonata No 1 and Ravel's bluesy, ironic sonata have a whipped, airy quality. Joshua Bell plays with fire and finesse, with Denk a powerful ally. Franck's dark-light violin sonata, mysterious, ardent and far more than the sum of its parts when played as majestically as here, forms the centrepiece of this seriously beguiling disc.
Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim - Schumann, Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos (1969/2012)

Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim - Schumann, Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos (1969/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:35 minutes | 947 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Features 2011 EMI Remaster

Daniel Barenboim, the New Philharmonia Orchestra and Jacqueline du Pre deliver lush interpretations of these cello concertos by Schumann and Saint-Saens. The musicians display finesse and delicacy. These are the definitive performances, absolutely a must-own.

Soustrot - Saint-Saens: Symphonies No 1 & 2 (2015)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 21, 2015
Soustrot - Saint-Saens: Symphonies No 1 & 2 (2015)

Soustrot - Saint-Saens: Symphonies No 1 & 2 (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 229 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 156 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 573138

Precocious as a child, Camille Saint-Saëns was once known as the French Mendelssohn. The remarkably assured First Symphony, completed at the age of 17, was praised by Berlioz and Gounod at its first performance. The elegantly crafted Second Symphony defies convention not least by basing the first movement on a fugue, while the symphonic poem Phaéton skilfully brings this Greek mythological drama to life with stampeding horses, thunderbolts and a moving apotheosis. This is Volume 1 of 3 devoted to the five Saint-Saëns Symphonies.