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Saint-Saens - Samson et Dalila (Jochem Hochstenbach) (2012)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 31, 2017
Saint-Saens - Samson et Dalila (Jochem Hochstenbach) (2012)

Saint-Saëns - Samson et Dalila (Jochem Hochstenbach) (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)

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.

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.
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).
Living Stereo: Arthur Rubinstein - Saint-Saens / Liszt / Franck (2007) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Arthur Rubinstein - Saint-Saens / Liszt / Franck
Symphony of the Air, Alfred Wallenstein, conductor
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,03 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 956 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: RCA "Living Stereo" # 88697-08279-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2007 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Arthur Rubinstein had performed Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 many times throughout his concert career; in fact, this was one of the pieces on the program of his first public concert given in 1900. The style in which he plays it is simply captivating. It's not a serious concerto in the German-school, but rather a light-hearted and somewhat amusing concerto. This is probably the most famous recording of the composition, and it's no wonder why. The Symphonic Variations of Cesar Franck are fantastic, full of energy, vitality and French-Romantic beauty.
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.