Yann Beuron, Tassis Christoyannis - Saint-Saëns: Mélodies avec orchestre
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:57 min | 256 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017
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 Camille Saint-Saëns, a great lover of poetry, was also a champion of the orchestrated mélodie and the French coloristic style. He also wanted to counterbalance the overwhelming popularity of operatic arias in concert programmes. An immense admirer of Victor Hugo, Saint-Saëns set many of his poems to music, including L Enlèvement, Rêverie, and Le Pas d armes du Roi Jean, regarded as one of his masterpieces.