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Saint-Saëns: Cello Sonatas / Priere / The Swan / Romance, Op. 36

Release date: 27 Oct 2009, CHAN10552


Christian Poltera, Kathryn Stott


Camille Saint-Saëns




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Gramophone 'Editor's Choice'

“…Poltera and Stott are as one in playing some fleet, taxing passagework with fluency and power.”

BBC Music Magazine

“The unshowy Poltéra has a lovely sound, exquisite control and naturally expressive phrasing.” “She [Stott] has a true grasp of the idiom, and the sheer energy and range of sound to illuminate these big works. The disc is completed with a gloriously limpid Swan, and two further salon delicacies.”

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Cello Sonata No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 32 20:22   $
I. Allegro 08:58   $
II. Andante tranquillo sostenuto 05:12   $
III. Allegro moderato 06:12   $
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 123 32:51   $
I. Maestoso, largamente - Tranquillo 09:10   $
II. Scherzo con variazioni: Allegro animato 08:55   $
III. Romanza: Poco adagio 07:56   $
IV. Allegro non troppo grazioso 06:50   $
Priere, Op. 158 5:11   $
Priere, Op. 158 (version for cello and piano) 05:11   $
Carnival of the Animals (arr. for cello and piano) 3:1   $
XIII. Le Cygne (The Swan) (version for cello and piano) 03:01   $
Romance in F major, Op. 36 (version for cello and piano) 2:59   $
Romance in F Major, Op. 36 (version for cello and piano) 02:59   $

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Saint-Saëns wrote a considerable amount of chamber pieces during his life, and his works for cello are seen as some of the most supreme for the cello repertoire. Christian Poltéra and Kathryn Stott, best known for her performances of French repertoire perform Saint-Saëns melodic cello Sonatas, coupled with the legendary ‘Swan’ from The Carnival of the Animals. Romances Op.36 and Op.51 and Prière, Op.158 complete this programme. Saint-Saens remains one of the most important composers for the cello, and his contributions are considerable. Poltéra and Stott collaborate regularly in chamber music performances across the world and have recently recorded Faure Cello Sonatas for Chandos.

Recorded in: Potton Hall Studio, Westleton, Suffolk, 30 March-1 April 2009.

Saint-Saëns: Cello Sonatas / Priere / The Swan / Romance, Op. 36

Category Chamber

Period Romantic, Early 20th

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