2xHD - Naxos
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Precocious as a child, Camille Saint-Saëns was once known as the French Mendelssohn. The remarkably assured First Symphony, completed at the age of 17, was praised by Berlioz and Gounod at its first performance. The elegantly crafted Second Symphony defies convention not least by basing the first movement on a fugue, while the symphonic poem Phaéton skilfully brings this Greek mythological drama to life with stampeding horses, thunderbolts and a moving apotheosis. This is Volume 1 of 3 devoted to the five Saint-Saëns Symphonies.
|1. Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 2: I. Adagio - Allegro|
|2. Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 2: II. Marche - Scherzo: Allegretto scherzando|
|3. Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 2: III. Adagio|
|4. Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 2: IV. Finale: Allegro maestoso|
|5. Symphony No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 55: I. Allegro marcato - Piu allegro - Tempo primo - Piu allegro - Tempo primo - Allegro appassionato|
|6. Symphony No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 55: II. Adagio|
|7. Symphony No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 55: III. Scherzo: Presto - Un poco meno mosso|
|8. Symphony No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 55: IV. Prestissimo - Andantino - Tempo primo|
|9. Phaeton, Op. 39|