Saint-saëns: Piano Trios N°1 & 2

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Label: harmonia mundi
Catalog: 1951862
Format: CD

Trio Wanderer; Vincent Coq, piano; Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian, violin; Raphaël Pidoux, cello

Camille Saint-Saëns
Piano Trios n°1 & 2

"I am working quietly away at a Trio which I hope will drive to despair all those unlucky enough to hear it. I shall need the whole summer to perpetrate this atrocity; one must have a little fun somehow."
Should we take literally this declaration of intention by Camille Saint-Saëns. Twenty-five years after a Trio no.1 that was already an indisputable success - with its marvellous scherzo, regulated like clockwork - Saint-Saëns showed everything he was capable of in the second : premiered on 7 December 1892, it did not fail to surprise listeners: after all, one must have a little fun somehow!
This title was released for the first time in 2005.

Price: $10.98