Camille Saint-Saëns: Transcriptions performed by Cyprien Katsaris


1 DVD | 2 CD 

Κλασική Μουσική 

Willowhayne Records


Νέο!21 Νοεμβρίου 2022


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Charles Camille Saint-Saëns

Africa – Fantasie for piano & orchestra Op. 89

Allegro appassionato Op. 70

Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila

Danse macabre, Op. 40

Hymne à Victor Hugo

L’assassinat Du Duc De Guise, Op.128

Le carnaval des animaux (Carnival of the Animals, a Zoological Fantasy)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 ‘Organ Symphony’

Valse canariote for Piano in A minor, Op. 88

Valse nonchalante, Op. 110


Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)

With this new project, offering more than two hours of music and a bonus special cinematographic feature, Cyprien Katsaris immerses us in the surprise-filled world of Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), with transcriptions, sometimes rare, of great symphonic works and a number of original pieces. For Cyprien Katsaris, the hundredth anniversary of the death of Camille Saint-Saëns offered the perfect opportunity to fill a void: other than in the case of Leopold Godowsky’s transcription of his famous The Swan, the French composer predeceased his own discography. Entranced by Saint-Saëns’ music right from his days at the ‘Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris’, to which he gained admission on the strength of the magnificent Allegro appassionato, at a time when he was equally spellbound by the Toccata, thanks to the fabled recording by his Professor Monique de la Bruchollerie, as by the concertos and other pieces, Cyprien Katsaris had always entertained the prospect of a recording dedicated solely to this extraordinary composer.

This handsomely produced and recorded release is one of my recordings of the year, and another feather in the cap of a remarkable musician – and entrepreneur. — Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2022