CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921): Orchestral Songs - Angélus, L’Attente, Rêverie, La Brise, Op. 28/1, Extase, La Feuille de Peuplier, L’Enlèvement, Les Fées, Souvenances, Désir d’Amour, Les Cloches de la Mer, La Splendeur Vide, Op. 26/2, Le Pas d’Armes du Roi Jean, La Cloche, Papillons, Plainte, Aimons-nous, Au Cimetière, Op. 26/5, Danse Macabre, Op. 40 (All First Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 03S005
Description: Although the turn of the twentieth century marked the golden age of French song, the genre was generally accompanied on the piano and only rarely orchestrated by its composers. But Saint-Saëns was also a champion of the orchestrated mélodie and the French coloristic style. Of the 25 mélodies with orchestra listed in the catalogue of Saint-Saëns, 19 are recorded here, all of them for the first time. French-English texts. Yann Beuron (tenor), Tassis Christoyannis (baritone), Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana; Markus Poschner.