Saint-Saens: Complete Symphonies / Bernard Gavoty, organ; Martinon

Audio Samples

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony in A major
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony no 1 in E flat major, Op. 2
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony no 2 in A minor, Op. 55
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony in F major ("Urbs Roma")
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"

Album Summary

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony in A major
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony no 1 in E flat major, Op. 2
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony no 2 in A minor, Op. 55
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony in F major ("Urbs Roma")
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"
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Notes & Reviews:

This complete symphonies of Saint-Saëns on 2 CD's is a most welcome set. Saint-Saëns' music, always extremely well crafted, delights in melodic richness, colorful orchestration and an exquisite charm and "French esprit", which make these works highly attractive for a large audience. These performances by French forces, under maestro Jean Martinon, still rank among the best recordings of the wonderful works.

MusicWeb International, August 2012
Much as I enjoy Bizet's delightful Symphony in C any of the early works here is comparable to it in quality and enjoyable substance...I suspect that all but the Third will have been new to the orchestra and possibly also to the conductor when they were recorded but you would never be aware of this from the characterful and affectionate playing.



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Works Details

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Symphony in A major
  • Conductor: Jean Martinon
  • Ensemble: Orchestre National de l'ORTF
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (09/18/1974-09/23/1974)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1850

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Symphony no 1 in E flat major, Op. 2
  • Conductor: Jean Martinon
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (1972-06-11_1972-06-12&1972-)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1853

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Symphony no 2 in A minor, Op. 55
  • Conductor: Jean Martinon
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (1972-06-11_1972-06-12&1972-)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1859

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Symphony in F major ("Urbs Roma")
  • Conductor: Jean Martinon
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (09/18/1974-09/23/1974)
  • Running Time: 40 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1856

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"
  • Performer: Bernard Gavoty (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jean Martinon
  • Notes: Église Saint-Louis des Invalides, Paris (01/09/1975-01/10/1975)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1886