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SAINT-SAËNS, Camille (1835-1921)

COMPLETE PIANO WORKS • 1

COMPLETE PIANO ÉTUDES


  • Geoffrey Burleson, piano

A seminal figure of French Romantic music, Camille Saint-Saëns was also a great keyboard prodigy. The Études, Op. 52 unite exuberant virtuosity with shimmering delicacy, while the Six Études, Op. 111 pay homage to Chopin and Bach as well as anticipating Ravel’s impressionism. The neo-Baroque Op. 135, for left hand alone, is modelled on Couperin and Rameau. This title is the first volume of a series that brings together everything from Saint-Saëns’ spellbinding three sets of études to first recordings of transcriptions and other works.

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Tracklist

 
6 Études, Op. 52 (1877) (00:14:00 )
1
No. 1. Prelude: Con bravura (00:02:31)
2
No. 2. Pour l'independence des doigts: Andantino malinconico (00:03:03)
3
No. 3. Prelude and Fugue in F Minor: Prelude: Allegro (00:02:31)
4
No. 3. Prelude and Fugue in F Minor: Fugue: Animato (00:02:07)
5
No. 4. Etude de rythme: Andantino (00:03:09)
6
No. 5. Prelude and Fugue in A Minor: Prelude: Allegro moderato (00:02:39)
7
No. 5. Prelude and Fugue in A Minor: Fugue: Moderato (00:04:20)
8
No. 6. En Forme de Valse (00:06:42)
 
6 Études, Op. 111 (1899) (00:10:00 )
9
No. 1. Tierces majeures et mineures: Allegretto (00:02:31)
10
No. 2. Traits chromatiques (00:02:30)
11
No. 3. Prelude and Fugue: Prelude: Moderato agitato (00:01:37)
12
No. 3. Prelude and Fugue: Fugue: Moderato espressivo (00:03:39)
13
No. 4. Les Cloches de Las Palmas: Andantino (00:04:01)
14
No. 5. Tierces majeures chromatiques (00:02:36)
15
No. 6. Toccata d'apres le Final du cinquieme Concerto: Molto allegro (00:04:27)
 
6 Etudes, Op. 135 (1912) (00:13:00 )
16
No. 1. Prelude: Allegretto moderato (00:02:25)
17
No. 2. Alla Fuga: Allegro non troppo (00:01:57)
18
No. 3. Moto perpetuo: Allegretto-Doux et tranquille (00:02:32)
19
No. 4. Bourree: Molto allegro (00:04:08)
20
No. 5. Elegie: Poco adagio (00:05:54)
21
No. 6. Gigue: Presto (00:02:08)
Total Time: 01:07:27

The Artist

Burleson, Geoffrey

Geoffrey Burleson has performed to wide acclaim throughout Europe and North america, and is equally active as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and jazz performer. His numerous solo appearances include prominent venues in Paris, New York, Rome, Athens, Mexico City, Rotterdam, Chicago, Boston, Washington, Switzerland, England, Spain, and elsewhere.