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Saint-Saëns: Symphonic Poems

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue number8573745
Release date2017-12-01

Though Berlioz and, to a lesser extent, Franck wrote symphonic poems, it is Saint-Saëns who has been largely credited with introducing the genre to France. A wide orchestral palette and stirring reserves of drama are used to evoke the youthful audacity and death of Phaéton, the ultimate triumph of virtue over pleasure in La Jeunesse d’Hercule (’The Youth of Hercules’), and Hercules’ punishment, spinning wool while dressed as a woman, for the ‘inadvertent murder’ of one of his guests, in Le Rouet d’Omphale (‘The Spinning Wheel of Omphale’). The ever-popular Danse macabre is a spooky depiction of Death playing a dance on his fiddle on a tomb in a graveyard surrounded by skeletal dancers.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Saint-Saëns, Camille
  Phaeton, Op. 39
01 Phaéton, Op. 39, R. 170 08:20 $ 1.25 USD
  Composer: Saint-Saëns, Camille
  Marche héroïque, Op. 34
02 Marche héroïque, Op. 34, R. 168 06:45 $ 1.01 USD
  Composer: Saint-Saëns, Camille
  La jeunesse d'Hercule, Op. 50
03 La jeunesse d'Hercule, Op. 50, R. 172 15:57 $ 2.39 USD
  Composer: Saint-Saëns, Camille
  Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31
04 Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31, R. 169 08:05 $ 1.21 USD
  Composer: Saint-Saëns, Camille
  Sarabande et rigaudon, Op. 93 09:15
05 Sarabande et rigaudon, Op. 93: Sarabande 06:24 $ 0.96 USD
06 Sarabande et rigaudon, Op. 93: Rigaudon 02:51 $ 0.43 USD
  Composer: Saint-Saëns, Camille
07 Danse macabre, Op. 40, R. 171 07:06 $ 1.07 USD
  Album total 55:28
ComposerSaint-Saëns, Camille
OrchestraOrchestre national de Lille
ConductorMarkl, Jun
ProducerRowlands, Phil

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