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Composer of the Week: Saint-Saens


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Presented by Donald Macleod. 2: The Church of the Madeleine
By the age of 22, Saint-Saens had secured the post of organist at the church of the Madeleine in the heart of Paris. He wrote his first piano concerto soon after and began to turn his attention to the theatre. Improvisations, Op 150 (excerpt) Frangois-Henri Houbart (organ)
Final Scene (La Princesse Jaune)
Marta Costanza Nocentini (soprano), Carlo Allemano (tenor), Swiss-Italian Orchestra, conductor Francis Travis
Morceaude Concert in G Janice Graham
(violin), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Emmanuel Plasson
Piano Concerto No 5 in F (Egyptian)
Pascal Roge (piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Charles Dutoit


Presented By: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Marta Costanza Nocentini
Tenor: Carlo Allemano
Conductor: Francis Travis
Violin: Janice Graham
Conductor: Emmanuel Plasson
Piano: Pascal Roge
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

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Composer of the Week: Saint-Saens

BBC Radio 3, 1 May 2001 9.00

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