Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony & Carnival Of Animals - Antonio Pappano, Danielle Rossi, Martha Argerich
[In the Organ Symphony] Pappano brings us a drama in music that undoubtedly compels and raises the hairs at every turn…[Carnival of the Animals is pure fun, and even if it is delivered with unusual heat, the high energy and glittering pianism prove irresistible.
Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony & Carnival of the Animals
Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 'Organ Symphony'
Daniele Rossi (organ), Martha Argerich (piano) & Antonio Pappano (piano), narrated in French by Annie Dutoit (Martha Argerich’s daughter)
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, 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 by Warner Classics 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.