Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this beauty Featuring the superb piano stylings of renowned French Pianist Jean-Phillippe Collard.
Saint Saëns, acclaimed for his sense of drama and ability to evoke mystery in his compositions, crafted five piano concertos over the course of his life, though only No. 2 garnered commercial success.Camille Saint-Saens’ sense of drama, his lyric runs, all make this listening experience highly recommended. I am fascinated by the way Saint-Saens creates rich variations of his themes as he takes us from movement to movement. Saint-Saens has the ability to develop ethereal melodies and variations on themes that are hypnotic and mystical. His piano runs are pushed for dramatic effect. The creative and amusing variations of his themes are pleasant and amusing.
Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
Performer: Jean-Philippe Collard Orchestra: Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: André Previn
Number of discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 15 Size: 1.21 GB
One of the best recording of PG ever. Not all recordings have the singing and its done beautifully. Magical. Really emotional music. Sir Thomas Beecham’s influence on classical music during a span of several decades across the twentieth century was unparalleled. On this album he conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the most glorious performances of Peer Gynt music ever recorded. The version of Grieg music here is simply magnificent. Beautiful, sublime, deepest performance. The Lyric Suite is a true jewell of music. The version of Solvejg’s Song by the soprano Ilse Hollweg is marvelous simply. Enjoy this fine music.
Composer: Edvard Grieg Performer: Ilse Hollweg, Beecham Choral Society Orchestra: Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Number of Discs: 1
Label: EMI/HiQ Records DR-Analysis: DR 14 Size: 1.62 GB
# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Alfredo Campoli # Orchestra: Royal Philarmonic Orchestra # Conductor: John Pritchard
# Vinyl (1962)
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: HMV (EMI)
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN: not available on CD
# Size: 805 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF