Monday, June 21, 2010

Camille Saint-Saëns - The Carnival of the Animals & Symphony Op. 78, No. 3 in C Minor, "Organ Symphony"

2006; 17 tracks
Alberto Lizzio, Hanspeter Gmur / Munich Symphony Orchestra & South German Philharmonic

Camille Saint-Saëns was a Romantic composer of classical music from France. His music, as shown here in his symphonic suite The Carnival of the Animals as well as his Symphony No. 3, is extremely whimsical and yet very grandiloquent. His structural advantages are that his music is very lighthearted and friendly-sounding, especially in Carnival. The Symphony is an extremely grand, rich, and majestic piece - one that I had the pleasure of hearing performed live this past winter. It is an amazing piece, as well as all of the enjoyable movements of Carnival.



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