Saint-Saëns’s first published works for piano were these vivid and characterful Six Bagatelles, Op. 3.
Album, Op. 72 dates from Saint-Saëns’s mid-career and teems with rich colours and textures – haunting and exciting alike.
Also includes the richly evocative tone poem Rhapsodie d’Auvergne.
Saint-Saëns was a piano prodigy, eulogised by Liszt amongst many others.
Saint-Saëns’s facility to evoke scenes, personalities and colours was profound along with his ingenious use of baroque and classical forms.
Camille Saint-Saens: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 3
Bagatelle No. 1: Poco sostenuto
Bagatelle No. 2: Allegro animato quasi presto
Bagatelle No. 3: Poco adagio
Bagatelle No. 4: Moderato assai
Bagatelle No. 5: Allegro molto
Bagatelle No. 6: Poco sostenuto
Camille Saint-Saens: Album, Op. 72
No. 1. Prelude
No. 2. Carillon
No. 3. Toccata
No. 4. Valse
No. 5. Chanson Napolitaine
No. 6. Final
Camille Saint-Saens: Rhapsodie d'Auvergne, Op. 73
Rhapsodie d'Auvergne, Op. 73
Camille Saint-Saens: Caprice sur des airs de Ballet d'Alceste de Gluck
Caprice sur des airs de Ballet d'Alceste de Gluck
Camille Saint-Saens: Les cloches du soir in E flat major, Op. 85
Les cloches du soir in E flat major, Op. 85
Camille Saint-Saens: Romance sans paroles
Romance sans paroles
Camille Saint-Saens: Feuillet d'album in A flat major, Op. 169
Feuillet d'album in A flat major, Op. 169