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An Outstanding Masterpiece,
This review is from: Saint-SaŽns: Piano Concertos (Audio CD)
Of the many hundreds of classical CD's I've purchased over the years this gave me the most pleasant surprise. Unfortunately Saint Saens is better known for some of his more trivial pieces ( He wouldn't allow Carnival of the Animals to be issued in his own lifetime for this reason ) but these concertos show his full creative range and power. The style and virtuosity are similar to Chopins piano concertos but in my opinion these pieces have greater depth, which is high praise indeed.
All are are played with supreme fluency by Pascal Roge and the orchestration and recording quality is consistently high for the set having a warm mellow tone which suits the mood of the music perfectly.