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Saint-Saëns: Piano Trios Opp. 18 & 92 / Vienna Piano Trio

Album Summary

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello no 1 in F major, Op. 18
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 92
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Notes & Reviews:

Against all fashionable trends prevailing in nineteenth Century Paris, above all in the opera, Camille Saint-Saëns composed instrumental music distinguished by classical perfection in form, melody, and harmony continuing to produce a profound effect even today.

Saint-Saëns was a gifted pianist, and his profound knowledge of the resources of his instrument provides for a compositional texture that is just as filigree as it is breakneck, constantly making space available to the strings for opulent cantilenas. For example, the opening of the second trio - how wonderfully the melody in the unison of violin and cello rises up over the most intricate chord repetitions in the piano! And a complete movement simply and completely surprisingly conveys itself in 5/8 time!

Classical music flows in the veins of these three Viennese musicians, and it is always a pleasure to experience their wide-ranging dynamics and forceful and vigorous playing. In addition, the uncommonly natural 2+2+2 recording technique of this Super Audio CD compellingly situates the musicians in the listening space.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (06/16/2012-06/18/2012).



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Works Details

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello no 1 in F major, Op. 18
  • Ensemble: Vienna Piano Trio
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (06/16/2012-06/18/2012)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1863

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 92
  • Ensemble: Vienna Piano Trio
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (06/16/2012-06/18/2012)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892