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SAINT-SAENS: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Suite, Op. 16

Composer(s):Saint-Saens, Camille
Artist(s) Kliegel, Maria, cello • Monnard, Jean-Francois, Conductor • Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.553039
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps


Review By Classic CD,

"The orchestra plays marvellously well and Monard proves to be a real find...Kliegel never puts a foot wrong."

Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Maria Kliegel proves a most sympathetic soloist, technically immaculate, undeterred even by the relatively ungrateful writing for the cello in the Second Concerto, so much less striking a work than No. 1. It is good to have the early Suite, a colourful collection of genre pieces, and the dashing Allegro appassionato, both originally with piano accompaniment and here arranged by the composer himself. Saint-Saëns most celebrated cello piece, The Swan, makes an attractive supplement, played in an orchestral arrangement by Paul Vidal, which adds strings to the usual harp accompaniment.


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