CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921): Music for Violin and Piano, Vol. 3: Transcriptions - Danse macabre, Op. 40, Jota aragonese, Op. 64, Prélude to Le Déluge, Op, 45, Havanaise in E, Op. 83, Introduction et rondo capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28 (arr. Georges Bizet [1838-1875]), Prière, Op. 158bis, Caprice andalou, Op. 122, Air de Dalila from Samson et Dalila, Op. 47, Caprice d’après l’Étude en forme de valse, Op. 52/6 (arr. Eugène Ysaÿe [1858-1931]).
Catalogue Number: 09X031
Description: Saint-Saëns composed many original works for the violin. He also took the art of arrangement to new heights of refinement, believing his transcriptions were independent of their models, following the precedent of composers such as Liszt. This album presents early or alternative duo versions of some of Saint-Saëns’s most popular works, in which the declamatory style of the originals – such as the ever-popular Danse macabre or the habanera-infused Havanaise - is made more intimate and subtle. Fanny Clamagirand (violin), Vanya Cohen (piano).