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Saint-Saëns, C.: Cello Sonatas / Priere / The Swan / Romance, Op. 36

Catalogue numberCHAN10552
Release date2009-10-27
Orig. sample rate96000Hz

Saint-Saëns wrote a considerable amount of chamber pieces during his life, and his works for cello are seen as some of the most supreme for the cello repertoire.

Christian Poltéra and Kathryn Stott, best known for her performances of French repertoire perform Saint-Saëns melodic cello Sonatas, coupled with the legendary ‘Swan’ from The Carnival of the Animals. Romances Op.36 and Op.51 and Prière, Op.158 complete this programme.

Saint-Saens remains one of the most important composers for the cello, and his contributions are considerable.

Poltéra and Stott collaborate regularly in chamber music performances across the world and have recently recorded Faure Cello Sonatas for Chandos: ‘[Christian Poltéra]… is a fine choice of cellist for the two Sonatas. He phrases sensitively and makes the most of the composer’s dynamic markings… Kathryn Stott’s an ideal partner, managing her pedalling levels to produce a variety of textures.’ BBC Music Magazine
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Extra material for download
  Cello Sonata in C minor, Op. 32 20:22
01 I. Allegro 08:58 $ 2.42 USD
02 II. Andante tranquillo sostenuto 05:12 $ 1.40 USD
03 III. Allegro moderato 06:12 $ 1.67 USD
  Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 123 32:51
04 I. Maestoso, largamente - Tranquillo 09:10 $ 2.48 USD
05 II. Scherzo con variazioni: Allegro animato 08:55 $ 2.41 USD
06 III. Romanza: Poco adagio 07:56 $ 2.14 USD
07 IV. Allegro non troppo grazioso 06:50 $ 1.85 USD
  Priere, Op. 158
08 Priere, Op. 158 (version for cello and piano) 05:11 $ 1.40 USD
  Carnival of the Animals (version for cello and piano)
09 Carnival of the Animals: XIII. Le Cygne (The Swan) (version
for cello and piano)
03:01 $ 0.81 USD
10 Romance in F major, Op. 36 (version for cello and piano) 02:59 $ 0.81 USD
  Album total 64:24
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