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Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony / Carnival of the Animals CD (Antonio Pappano)

Martha Argerich and Antonio Pappano (as pianist rather than conductor) lead the fun in Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals with members of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. The entire orchestra assembles under Pappano’s baton for another of Saint-Saëns’ most celebrated works, the magnificent ‘Organ’ Symphony, No 3. The pianists are perhaps the most exotic of all the creatures in the Carnival of the Animals. A very rare and treasurable pairing has been made for this new recording of Saint-Saëns’ enchantingly witty suite: Martha Argerich, often described as the world’s finest example of the pianist species, and Antonio Pappano, a particularly fine specimen of the conductor-pianist.

Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
1-4. Symphony No.3 in C Minor, Op, 78 'Organ Symphony'
5-18. Carnival of the Animals - Zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Danielle Rossi organ
Antonio Pappano / Martha Argerich piano

Running Time: 61:26 mins
Includes Carnival of the Animals with texts by Francis Blanche spoken in French by Annie Dutoit - Download Code inside