Saint-Saens - Complete Piano Works Vol.4: Dances and Souvenirs | Grand Piano GP625

Saint-Saens - Complete Piano Works Vol.4: Dances and Souvenirs


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Label: Grand Piano

Cat No: GP625

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 29th January 2016



Although he is best remembered for his orchestral and instrumental music, Saint-SaŽns was also responsible for spearheading the revival of the French Baroque, especially the music of Lully and Rameau, as well as being perfectly placed to absorb the latest instrumental dance music. His five Ďcharacter waltzesí include the ethereal and ravishingly textured Valse mignonne, the stylistically forward-looking Valse nonchalante and the virtuosic Valse gaie, the composerís final waltz for solo piano, while the three minor key Mazurkas are strongly characterised and filled with ingenious musical contrasts. Last but not least, the three Ďsouvenirsí are delightful evocations of particular corners of the world that inspired Saint-SaŽns.

Geoffrey Burleson has performed to wide acclaim throughout Europe and North America, and is equally active as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and jazz performer. His numerous solo appearances include prominent venues in Paris, New York, Rome, Athens, Mexico City, Rotterdam, Chicago, Boston, Washington, Switzerland, England, Spain, and elsewhere.

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