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Jean Martinon, André Previn, Renaud Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou, Jean-Philippe Collard, François-René Duchâble, Daniel Roth - Camille Saint-Saëns Edition

Warner Classics

  • £67.50

Format: 34 CD SET
ICPN: 0190296746048
Release Date: 15 Oct 2021
Genre: Classical

34CD – 2-piece box - wallets illustrated with Impressionist paintings: Caillebotte, Degas, Monet…
Essay in French, English, German

Artists: Jean Martinon, André Previn, Renaud Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou, Jean-Philippe Collard, François-René Duchâble, Daniel Roth
Product Title: Camille Saint-Saëns Edition - 34 CD

Over a remarkably long and illustrious career, Camille Saint-Saëns thrilled audiences around the world as a pianist and organist, shaped the course of musical life in France, and enriched a multitude of genres with some 600 works, all bearing witness to the mastery of his craft. Setting his best-known compositions in their dazzlingly diverse context, this edition invites exploration and discovery. It spans more than a century of recording history, encompassing a host of great instrumentalists, singers, conductors and orchestras, many of them from France. Setting the pace, in performances from as early as 1904, is the composer himself.

Key points
#1 The release of this edition marks 100 years since the death of the prominent French composer Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
• Born in Paris in 1835 Saint-Saëns was a child prodigy as a composer – first work at 3 – and pianist – first concert at 10.
• A prolific composer of remarkable longevity he produced around 600 diversified compositions: a dozen operas, five symphonies, four symphonic poems, five piano concertos, three violin concertos, two cello concertos, instrumental and genre pieces, incidental music, chamber music, oratorios, a Mass, a requiem, odes, cantatas, choruses and a hundred or so songs with piano or orchestral accompaniment.
• At the start of the twentieth century, Saint-Saëns was by far the most-performed living composer, both in France and beyond its borders.
• His catalogue includes numerous masterpieces, some used as world-renowned jingles and background music: “Aquarium” from Carnaval des animaux is the curtain-raiser for every film shown at the Cannes Festival.
• An exceptional performer, a pianist idolised by audiences and an incomparable organist, his reputation made him demanded everywhere: in addition to his native country he toured in the US, UK, Germany, Canary Islands, Egypt, Algeria…
• He was involved in educating new audiences and developing the French music repertoire. He was the teacher of André Messager and Gabriel Fauré.

#2 The Saint-Saëns Edition: An authoritative and representative survey of Saint-Saëns music in superlative interpretations by an array of outstanding musicians, including some of today’s leading Erato / Warner Classics artists and Saint-Saëns himself as historical bonuses
• 34CDs
• The huge range of works included in this anthology will enable to embark on a long-distance journey through the most varied of musical landscapes.
• The edition comprises all major works and less frequently heard smaller works.
• 2CDs illustrate the popularity of Saint-Saëns works transcribed for different instrumentations.
• The box contains materials especially remastered in HD for the occasion and PREMIERES ON CD:
- Complete Solo Organ Works ∙ Daniel Roth (CD 19-20, PREMIERE)
- Études for piano, Op. 52 & Op. 111, Mazurka No. 3, Valse mignonne, Valse gaie ∙ François-René Duchâble (CD 17, PREMIERE)
- Fantaisie for harp, Op. 95 ∙ Marielle Nordmann (CD 16, PREMIERE)
- Organ Symphony ∙ Maurice Duruflé, Orchestre du Théatre des Champs-Elysées, Ernest Bour (CD32)
- Suite algérienne ∙ Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française, Louis Fourestier (CD 32)
• Warner Classics has the largest catalogue of Saint-Saëns recordings and can offer an unrivalled edition of his works.
The performers in the set include:
Conductors: Michel Corboz · Pierre Dervaux · Louis Frémaux · Carlo Maria Giulini · Jean-Jacques Kantorow · Jean Martinon · Michel Plasson · Georges Prêtre · André Previn…
Pianists & Organists: Michel Béroff · Frank Braley · Bertrand Chamayou · Aldo Ciccolini · Jean-Philippe Collard · Maria de la Pau · François-René Duchâble · Jean Hubeau · John Ogdon · Alexandre Tharaud │ Marie-Claire Alain · Daniel Roth · Olivier Latry…
Strings: Renaud Capuçon · Olivier Charlier · Ulf Hoelscher · Itzhak Perlman │ Gautier Capuçon · Jacqueline du Pré · Edgar Moreau · Roland Pidoux · Mstislav Rostropovich · Paul Tortelier │ Le Trio à cordes français · Quatuor Kandinsky · Quatuor Viotti…
Other instrumentalists: Michel Debost │ Sabine Meyer│ Maurice André · Sergei Nakariakov │ Radovan Vlatković │ Marie- Pierre Langlamet · Lily Laskine · Marielle Nordmann…
Singers: Maria Callas · Natalie Dessay · Véronique Gens · Victoria de los Ángeles · Felicity Lott │ Rita Gorr · Christa Ludwig │ Philippe Jaroussky │ Jon Vickers │ Ernest Blanc · Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau │ José van Dam │ Ensemble vocal de Lausanne · The King’s Singers…

#3 Historical bonuses
As much as 8CDs are devoted to historical recordings, dating from 1904 to 1957, with Saint-Saëns appearing as pianist – he was one of the very first composers to be captured on disc in 1904 – on piano rolls and acoustic recordings.
Performers include: Jascha Heifetz · Henry Merckel · Jacques Thibaud │ André Navarra │ Alfred Cortot · Jeanne-Marie Darré · Camille Saint-Saëns │ Maurice Duruflé │ Quatuor Pascal │ Lily Pons · Ninon Vallin │ Hélène Bouvier │ Enrique Caruso · José Luccioni · Georges Thill │ Sir John Barbirolli · Ernest Bour · Louis Fourestier · Jean Fournet · Charles Munch…

#4 A luxury boxset in the same vein as the Debussy, Berlioz, Ravel or Stravinsky boxes
Wallets are illustrated with paintings by Monet, Degas and Caillebotte.
The booklet includes a comprehensive essay by Saint-Saëns French specialist, Marie-Gabrielle Soret. A researcher, musicologist, chief conservator at Bibliothèque nationale de France, she just published a rich and documented biography of Saint-Saëns and curated the forthcoming exhibition Opera Paris https://www.bnf.fr/fr/agenda/saint-saens-un-esprit-libre-

Camille Saint-Saëns 1835-1921

CD 1 79.08 - Orchestral Works

Symphony in A major, R 159
1 I. Poco adagio – Allegro vivace 7.21
2 II. Andantino 9.05
3 III. Scherzo: Vivace 2.52
4 IV. Allegro molto – Presto 5.48

Symphony No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 2
5 I. Adagio – Allegro 8.49
6 II. Marche – Scherzo: Allegretto scherzando 4.31
7 III. Adagio 9.56
8 IV. Finale: Allegro maestoso 7.25

Symphony No. 2 in A minor, Op. 55
9 I. Allegro marcato – Allegro appassionato 7.06
10 II. Adagio 3.56
11 III. Scherzo: Presto 4.24
12 IV. Prestissimo 7.17

Orchestre National de l’O.R.T.F. • Jean Martinon conductor

Recorded: 11-12.VI & 29-30.IX.1972 (5-12), 18-20, 23.IX.1974 (1-4), Salle Wagram, Paris
Producer: René Challan • Balance Engineer: Paul Vavasseur
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1973 (5-12) & 1975 (1-4), Remastered 1989 Warner Music France



CD 2 76.18 - Orchestral Works

Symphony in F major “Urbs Roma”, R 163
1 I. Largo – Allegro 11.27
2 II. Molto vivace 6.28
3 III. Moderato assai serioso 11.21
4 IV. Poco allegretto – Andante con moto 11.38

Symphony No. 3 in C minor “Organ Symphony”, Op. 78
5 I. (a) Adagio – Allegro moderato – 10.06
6 I. (b) Poco moderato 10.03
7 II. (a) Allegro moderato – Presto – Allegro moderato – 7.27
8 II. (b) Maestoso – Più allegro – Molto allegro 7.44

Marie-Claire Alain organ (Danion-Gonzales, Studio 104, Radio France, Paris)
Orchestre National de l’O.R.T.F. • Jean Martinon conductor

Recorded: 18-20, 23.IX.1974, Salle Wagram, Paris (1-4); IX.1970, Studio 104, Radio France, Paris (5-8)
Producer: René Challan (1-4), Michel Garcin (5-8) • Balance Engineer: Paul Vavasseur (1-4)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1975/Remastered 1989 Warner Music France (1-4). A Warner Classics/Erato Disques release, ℗ 1971 Warner Music UK Limited (5-8)


CD 3 77.00 - Orchestral Works

1 Danse macabre, Symphonic Poem, Op. 40 6.51
2 La Jeunesse d’Hercule, Symphonic Poem, Op. 50 17.53
3 Phaéton, Symphonic Poem, Op. 39 10.06
4 Le Rouet d’Omphale, Symphonic Poem, Op. 31 9.15

La Foi, Three Symphonic Pictures, Op. 130
5 I. Poco allegro 12.25
6 II. Andantino 8.14
7 III. Allegro moderato e maestoso 12.11

Luben Yordanoff violin (1)
Orchestre de Paris • Pierre Dervaux conductor (1-4)
Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse • Michel Plasson conductor (5-7)

Recorded: 10, 18-19.X.1971, Salle Wagram, Paris (1-4); 7-9.VII.1995, Basilique Notre-Dame La Daurade, Toulouse (5-7)
Producers: René Challan (1-4), Étienne Collard (5-7) • Balance Engineers: Paul Vavasseur (1-4), Daniel Michel (5-7)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1972/Remastered 2006 (1-4), 1997 (5-7) Warner Music France


CD 4 60.51 - Orchestral Works

Le Carnaval des Animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique, R 125 (The Carnival of the Animals, Grand Zoological Fantasy) (Orchestral version)
1 I. Introduction et Marche royale du lion (Introduction and Royal March of the Lion) 2.00
2 II. Poules et coqs (Hens and Roosters) 1.14
3 III. Hémiones (ou Animaux véloces) (Wild Asses) 0.41
4 IV. Tortues (Tortoises) 2.08
5 V. L’Éléphant (The Elephant) 1.31
6 VI. Kangourous (Kangaroos) 0.49
7 VII. Aquarium 2.11
8 VIII. Personnages à longues oreilles (Persons with Long Ears) 1.07
9 IX. Le Coucou au fond des bois (Cuckoo in the Depths of the Wood) 2.20
10 X. Volière (The Aviary) 1.17
11 XI. Pianistes (Pianists) 1.14
12 XII. Fossiles (Fossils) 1.24
13 XIII. Le Cygne (The Swan) 3.15
14 XIV. Finale 2.06

Suite for orchestra, Op. 49
15 I. Prélude 2.35
16 II. Sarabande 2.56
17 III. Gavotte 3.14
18 IV. Romance 6.16
19 V. Finale 3.43

20 Une nuit à Lisbonne, barcarolle, Op. 63 4.06

21 Spartacus, Overture, R 166, after the tragedy by Alphonse Pagès 14.37

Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon piano (1-14)
Anthony Moroney flute (10) · Hilary Robinson cello (13)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra • Louis Frémaux conductor (1-14)
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris • Jean-Jacques Kantorow conductor (15-21)

Recorded: 17-18.VI.1971, De Montfort Hall, Leicester (1-14); 22 & 24.IX.1993 (15-20), 20-22.IV.1995 (21), Salle Wagram, Paris
Producers: Brian B. Culverhouse (1-14), Étienne Collard (15-21) • Balance Engineers: Stuart Eltham (1-14), Daniel Michel (15-21)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics release, ℗ 1971/Remastered 2017 Parlophone Records Limited (1-14). A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1994 (15-20), 1995 (21) Warner Music France



CD 5 79.20 - Concertante Music

Piano concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 17
1 I. Andante – Allegro assai 12.31
2 II. Andante sostenuto quasi adagio 9.35
3 III. Allegro con fuoco 6.50

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
4 I. Andante sostenuto 11.14
5 II. Allegro scherzando 5.55
6 III. Presto 6.31

Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor, Op. 44
7 I. Allegro moderato – Andante 12.54
8 II. Allegro vivace – Andante – Allegro 13.36

Jean-Philippe Collard piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra • André Previn conductor

Recorded: 11-12.XI.1985 (4-8), 14-15.IX.1987 (1-3), No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producers: David Groves (1-3), John Fraser (4-8) • Balance Engineer: Mike Clements
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics release, ℗ 1987 (4-8), 1988 (1-3) Parlophone Records Limited



CD 6 77.29 - Concertante Music

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 29
1 I. Moderato assai – Più mosso (Allegro maestoso) 14.13
2 II. Andante 8.55
3 III. Allegro non troppo 7.47

Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major “L’Égyptien”, Op. 103
4 I. Allegro animato 11.41
5 II. Andante – Allegretto tranquillo quasi andantino 11.14
6 III. Molto allegro 6.03

7 Wedding Cake, Caprice-valse, for piano and orchestra, Op. 76 6.18
8 Africa, Fantasy, for piano and orchestra, Op. 89 10.48

Jean-Philippe Collard piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra • André Previn conductor

Recorded: IX.1986 (1-6), 14-15.IX.1987 (7-8), No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: David Groves • Balance Engineer: Mike Clements
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics release, ℗ 1987 (1-6), 1988 (7-8) Parlophone Records Limited


CD 7 79.43 - Concertante Music

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A major, Op. 20
1 I. Allegro 4.17
2 II. Andante espressivo 2.22
3 III. Tempo primo 5.10

Violin Concerto No. 2 in C major, Op. 58
4 I. Allegro moderato e maestoso 13.23
5 II. Andante espressivo 8.25
6 III. Allegro scherzando quasi allegretto 6.38

7 Romance in C major, for violin and orchestra, Op. 48 6.55
8 Romance in D-flat major, for violin and orchestra, Op. 37 5.54

9 Morceau de concert in G major, for violin and orchestra, Op. 62 9.45

10 Caprice andalou in G major, for violin and orchestra, Op. 122 9.24

11 Prélude pour “Le Déluge” in D major, for violin and orchestra, Op. 45 7.27

Ulf Hoelscher violin
New Philharmonia Orchestra • Pierre Dervaux conductor

Recorded: III & IV.1977, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: David Mottley • Balance Engineer: Stuart Eltham
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics release, ℗ 1977/Remastered 1993 Parlophone Records Limited



CD 8 72.25 - Concertante Music

Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61
1 I. Allegro non troppo 8.46
2 II. Andantino quasi allegretto 8.17
3 III. Molto moderato e maestoso – Allegro non troppo 10.49

4 La Muse et le poète, for violin, cello and orchestra, Op. 132 16.36

5 Introduction et Rondo capriccioso in A minor, for violin and orchestra, Op. 28 8.50

6 Havanaise in E major, for violin and orchestra, Op. 83 10.52

7 Valse-caprice, for violin and orchestra, after Étude en forme de valse, Op. 52 No. 6, arr. Eugène Ysaÿe 8.12

Ulf Hoelscher violin (1-3)
New Philharmonia Orchestra • Pierre Dervaux conductor (1-3)
Renaud Capuçon violin (4-7) · Gautier Capuçon cello (4)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France • Lionel Bringuier conductor (4)
Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen • Daniel Harding conductor (5-7)

Recorded: III & IV.1977, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1-3); 29-30.XI & I.XII.2000, Gutsscheune Stuhr-Varrel, Bremen, Germany (5-7); 11 & 15.I.2013, Salle Pleyel, Paris (4)
Producers: David Mottley (1-3), Arnaud Moral (4), Étienne Collard (5-7) • Balance Engineers: Stuart Eltham (1-3), Christian Lahondes (4), Frédéric Briant (5-7)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics release (1-3) & Warner Classics/Erato release (4-7), ℗ 1977/Remastered 1993 (1-3), 2001 (5-7) & 2013 (4) Parlophone Records Limited



CD 9 78.16 - Concertante Music

1 Odelette in D major, for flute and orchestra, Op. 162 7.29

2 Tarentelle in A minor, for flute, clarinet and orchestra, Op. 6 6.24

3 Romance in D-flat major, for flute and orchestra, Op. 37 5.22

4 Romance in F major, for horn and orchestra, Op. 36 4.14

5 Morceau de concert in G major, for harp and orchestra, Op. 154 13.24

6 Morceau de concert in F minor, for horn and orchestra, Op. 94 9.01

Cyprès et lauriers, for organ and orchestra, Op. 156
7 I. Cyprès: Poco adagio (solo organ) 7.03
8 II. Lauriers: Allegro non troppo 8.45

9 Rhapsodie d’Auvergne in C major, for piano and orchestra, Op. 73 10.19

10 Allegro appassionato in C-sharp minor, for piano and orchestra, Op. 70 6.11

Clara Novakova flute (1-3) · Richard Vieille clarinet (2)
Radovan Vlatković horn (4, 6) · Marielle Nordmann harp (5)
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris • Jean-Jacques Kantorow conductor (1-6)
Matthias Eisenberg organ (Puget, Basilique Notre-Dame La Daurade, Toulouse) (7-8)
Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse • Michel Plasson conductor (8)
Jean-Philippe Collard piano (9-10)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra • André Previn conductor (9-10)

Recorded: 14-15.IX.1987, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (9-10); 22 & 24.IX.1993 (1-3), 20-22.IV.1995 (4-6), Salle Wagram, Paris; 7-9.VII.1995, Basilique Notre-Dame La Daurade, Toulouse (7-8)
Producers: Étienne Collard (1-8), David Groves (9-10) • Balance Engineers: Daniel Michel (1-8), Mike Clements (9-10)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1994 (1-3), 1995 (4-6) & 1997 (7-8) Warner Music France. A Warner Classics release, ℗ 1988 Parlophone Records Limited (9-10)


CD 10 68.20 - Concertante Music

Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
1 I. Allegro non troppo 5.29
2 II. Allegretto con moto 4.56
3 III. Allegro non troppo 8.52

4 Allegro appassionato in B minor, for cello and orchestra, Op. 43 3.59

Mstislav Rostropovich cello (1-3)
London Philharmonic Orchestra • Carlo Maria Giulini conductor (1-3)
Paul Tortelier cello (4)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra • Louis Frémaux conductor (4)


Chamber Music

Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75
5 I (a). Allegro agitato – 6.43
6 I (b). Adagio 5.47
7 II (a). Allegro moderato – 3.58
8 II (b). Allegro molto 6.14

Violin Sonata No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 102
9 I. Poco allegro più tosto moderato 7.17
10 II. Scherzo: Vivace 3.50
11 III. Andante 6.01
12 IV. Allegro grazioso, non presto 5.11

Renaud Capuçon violin • Bertrand Chamayou piano (5-8)
Olivier Charlier violin • Jean Hubeau piano (9-12)

Recorded: 29-30.V.1974, De Montfort Hall, Leicester (4); 29-30.IV & 1.V.1977, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1-3); 2-4.VII.2020, Studio, Cité de la musique et de la danse, Soissons (5-8); VIII.1987, Studio 104, Maison de Radio France, Paris (Coproduction Erato/Radio France, 9-12)
Producer: David Mottley (1-3), John Willan (4), Michael Fine (5-8), Daniel Zalay (9-12) • Balance Engineer: Neville Boyling (1-4), Erdo Groot (5-8), Didier Gervais (9-12)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics release (1-4) & Warner Classics/Erato release (5-8), ℗ 1975/Remastered 2003 (4), 1978/Remastered 2017 (1-3) & 2020 (5-8) Parlophone Records Limited. A Warner Classics/Erato Disques release, ℗ 1990 Warner Music UK Limited (9-12)




CD 11 71.52 - Chamber Music

1 Berceuse in B-flat major, for violin and piano, Op. 38 5.09
2 Élégie No. 1, for violin and piano, Op. 143 4.52
3 Élégie No. 2, for violin and piano, Op. 160 4.39
4 Romance in D-flat major, for violin and piano (original for flute or violin & orchestra), Op. 37 5.26

5 Fantaisie, for violin and harp, Op. 124 12.53

Cello Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 32
6 I. Allegro 9.08
7 II. Andante tranquillo 5.18
8 III. Allegro moderato 6.41

9 Romance in F major, for cello and piano, Op. 36 4.07
10 Allegro appassionato in B minor, for cello and piano, Op. 43 3.59
11 Romance in D major, for cello and piano, Op. 51 4.21
12 Prière, for cello and piano, Op. 158 5.14

Olivier Charlier violin • Jean Hubeau piano (1-4)
Renaud Capuçon violin • Marie-Pierre Langlamet harp (5)
Roland Pidoux cello • Jean Hubeau piano (6-11)
Gautier Capuçon cello • Frank Braley piano (12)

Recorded: VIII.1987, Studio 104, Maison de Radio France, Paris (Coproduction Erato/Radio France, 1-4); 29.I-2.II.1991, Studio 104, Maison de Radio France (Coproduction Erato/Radio France, 6-11); 14.XII.2002, Fondation Musica-Théâtre, La Chaux-de-Fonds (5, 12)
Producers: Daniel Zalay (1-4), Étienne Collard (5, 12), Philippe Pelissier (6-11) • Balance Engineers: Didier Gervais (1-4), Frédéric Briant (5, 12), Madeleine Sola (6-11)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2003 Parlophone Records Limited (5, 12). A Warner Classics/Erato Disques release, ℗ 1990 (1-4), 1993 (6-11) Warner Music UK Limited



CD 12 76.23 - Chamber Music

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 123
1 I. Maestoso 9.12
2 II. Scherzo con variazioni 8.28
3 III. Romanza 8.01
4 IV. Allegro non troppo 6.58

5 Sérénade, No. 2 Andantino from Suite Op. 16, for cello and piano 2.53

Clarinet Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 167
6 I. Allegretto 4.26
7 II. Allegro animato 2.05
8 III. Lento 3.57
9 IV. Molto allegro 5.00

Oboe Sonata in D major, Op. 166
10 I. Andantino 3.53
11 II. (without tempo indication) 5.24
12 III. Molto allegro 2.19

Bassoon Sonata in G major, Op. 168
13 I. Allegro moderato 2.41
14 II. Allegro scherzando 3.36
15 III. Molto adagio 6.27
16 IV. Allegro moderato 1.01

Roland Pidoux cello • Jean Hubeau piano (1-4)
Paul Tortelier cello • Maria de la Pau piano (5)
Sabine Meyer clarinet • Oleg Maisenberg piano (6-9)
Nicholas Daniel oboe • Julius Drake piano (10-12)
Dirk Meijer bassoon • Jan van Liere piano (13-16)


Recorded: 29.I-2.II.1991, Studio 104, Maison de Radio France (Coproduction Erato/Radio France, 1-4); 19-20.XI.1979, Paris (5); VII-VIII.1990, Seldon Hall, Haberdasher’s Aske’s School, Elstree, Herts (10-12); 24-27.IX.2001, 24-27.XI.2001, Providenz Church, Heidelberg (13-16); 26-28.IX.2006, Potton Hall, Sufolk (6-9)
Producers: Philippe Pelissier (1-4), Greco Casadesus (5), John Fraser (6-9), Paul Spicer (10-12), Dirk Meijer (13-16) • Balance Engineers: Madeleine Sola (1-4), Paul Vavasseur (5), Arne Akselberg (6-9), Steve Portnoi (10-12), Henk La Roi (13-16)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1980/Remastered 1990 Warner Music France (5). A Warner Classics/Erato Disques release, ℗ 1993 Warner Music UK Limited (1-4). A Warner Classics release (6-9) & Warner Classics/Erato release (10-12), ℗ 1994 (10-12), 2007 (6-9) Parlophone Records Limited. ℗ 2002 Finlandia (13-16)



CD 13 76.01 - Chamber Music

1 Cavatine, for trombone and piano, Op. 144 4.27

Piano Trio No. 1 in F major, Op. 18
2 I. Allegro vivace 7.44
3 II. Andante 9.21
4 III. Scherzo: Presto 3.58
5 IV. Allegro 6.55

Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 92
6 I. Allegro non troppo 10.26
7 II. Allegretto 6.08
8 III. Andante con moto 3.56
9 IV. Grazioso, poco allegro 4.21
10 V. Allegro 7.24

11 Caprice sur des airs danois et russes, for flute, clarinet, oboe and piano, Op. 79 11.17

Ian Bousfield trombone • Alison Procter piano (1)
Yan Pascal Tortelier violin • Paul Tortelier cello • Maria de la Pau piano (2-5)
Renaud Capuçon violin • Edgar Moreau cello • Bertrand Chamayou piano (6-10)
Robert Fontaine clarinet • Thomas Prévost flute • Jacques Vandeville oboe • Victoria Postnikova piano (11)

Recorded: 24-26.IX.1978, Abbey Road Studios, London (2-5); 6-9.IX.1995, St George’s, Brandon Hill, Bristol (1); 2-4.VII.2020, Studio, Cité de la musique et de la danse, Soissons (6-10); IV.1991, Studio 106, Maison de Radio France, Paris (Coproduction Erato/Radio France, 11)
Producers: Mike Purton (1), John Fraser (2-5), Michael Fine (6-10), Alain de Chambure (11) • Balance Engineers: Tony Faulkner (1), Neville Boyling (2-5), Erdo Groot (6-10), Agnès Wargnier (11)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics release (1-5) & Warner Classics/Erato release (6-10), ℗ 1979/Remastered 1988 (2-5), 1997 (1) & 2020 (6-10) Parlophone Records Limited. A Warner Classics/Erato Disques release, ℗ 1992 Warner Music UK Limited (11)



CD 14 54.36 - Chamber Music

String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, Op. 112
1 I. Allegro 10.09
2 II. Molto allegro quasi presto 6.02
3 III. Molto adagio 7.13
4 IV. Allegro non troppo 6.27

String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 153
5 I. Allegro animato 8.07
6 II. Molto adagio 8.34
7 III. Andantino – Finale: Allegro 8.01

Quatuor Viotti
(Philippe Goulut, Marc Duprez violin • Pierre Franck viola • Hugh Mackenzie cello)

Recorded: XII.1984, Studio 103, Maison de Radio France, Paris
Producer: Jacques Boisgallais • Balance Engineer: Jacques Boisgallais, assisted by Bernard Charon
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato Disques release, ℗ 1987 Warner Music UK Limited


CD 15 59.03 - Chamber Music

Piano Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 41
1 I. Allegretto 6.45
2 II. Andante maestoso ma con moto 6.57
3 III. Poco allegro più tosto moderato 5.49
4 IV. Allegro 9.09

Quatuor Kandinsky
(Claire Désert piano · Philippe Aïche violin · Nicolas Bône viola · Nadine Pierre cello)

Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 14
5 I. Allegro moderato e maestoso 9.50
6 II. Andante sostenuto – 6.58
7 III. Presto 4.52
8 IV. Allegro assai, ma tranquillo 8.41

Groupe instrumental de Paris
(Jean Laforge piano • Lionel Gali, Michel Noël violin • Bruno Pasquier viola • Robert Bex cello)

Recorded: 29.I & 26.II.1970, Salle Wagram, Paris (5-8); 1993, Laon (1-4)
Producers: Jean-Martial Golaz (1-4), René Challan (5-8) • Balance Engineers: Bernard Charon (1-4), Paul Vavasseur (5-8)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1970 Warner Music France (5-8) & ℗ 1993 Parlophone Records Limited (1-4)




CD 16 61.10 - Chamber Music

Le Carnaval des Animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique (The Carnival of the Animals, Grand Zoological Fantasy), for 2 pianos, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, flute (& piccolo), clarinet, harmonica & xylophone, R 125
1 I. Introduction et Marche royale du lion (Introduction and Royal March of the Lion) 2.10
2 II. Poules et coqs (Hens and Roosters) 0.43
3 III. Hémiones (ou Animaux véloces) (Wild Asses) 0.33
4 IV. Tortues (Tortoises) 2.12
5 V. L’Éléphant (The Elephant) 1.27
6 VI. Kangourous (Kangaroos) 0.50
7 VII. Aquarium 2.46
8 VIII. Personnages à longues oreilles (Persons with Long Ears) 0.57
9 IX. Le Coucou au fond des bois (Cuckoo in the Depths of the Wood) 2.30
10 X. Volière (The Aviary) 1.19
11 XI. Pianistes (Pianists) 1.42
12 XII. Fossiles (Fossils) 1.24
13 XIII. Le Cygne (The Swan) 3.02
14 XIV. Finale 2.08

Septet in E-flat major, for trumpet, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass and piano, Op. 65
15 I. Préambule: Allegro moderato 4.29
16 II. Menuet: Tempo di minuetto moderato 4.12
17 III. Intermède: Andante 5.21
18 IV. Gavotte et finale: Allegro non troppo – Più allegro 4.10

Michel Béroff, Jean-Philippe Collard piano • Alain Moglia violin • Jacques Cazauran double bass • Michel Debost flute • Claude Desurmont clarinet • Maurice André trumpet • Guy-Joël Cipriani, Gérard Pérotin percussions • Le Trio à cordes français: Gérard Jarry violin • Serge Collot viola • Michel Tournus cello

Instrumental Music

19 Fantaisie for harp, Op. 95 9.19
Marielle Nordmann harp

20 Allegro appassionato in C-sharp minor, version for solo piano, Op. 70 5.50
21 Valse nonchalante in D-flat major, for piano, Op. 110 4.00

Bertrand Chamayou piano

Recorded: 17.VI.1976 & 1-2.III.1977, Salle Wagram, Paris (1-18); III.1981, Espace de projection, IRCAM, Paris (19); 4-7.XII.2017, Auditorium, Radio France, Paris (20-21)
Producers: Eric Macleod (1-18), Michel Garcin (19), Daniel Zalay (20-21) • Balance Engineers: Serge Rémy (1-18), Pierre Lavoix (19), Catherine Déréthé (20-21)
19: Newly remastered in 192kHz/24-bit from original master tapes by Studio Art & Son, Annecy
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1978/Remastered 1986 Warner Music France (1-18) & ℗ 2018 Parlophone Records Limited (20-21). A Warner Classics/Erato Disques release, ℗ 1982/Remastered 2021 Warner Music UK Limited (19)



CD 17 73.17 - Instrumental Music: Piano Works

Six Études, for piano, Op. 52
1 I. Prélude (Con bravura) 2.06
2 II. Pour l’indépendance des doigts (Andantino malinconico) 2.28
3 III. Prélude et fugue en fa mineur (Allegro animato) 3.40
4 IV. Étude de rythme (Andantino) 2.26
5 V. Prélude et fugue en la majeur (Allegro moderato – Moderato) 5.53
6 VI. Étude en forme de valse (Mouvement de valse) 6.06

Six Études, for piano, Op. 111
7 I. Tierces majeures et mineures (Allegretto) 1.50
8 II. Traits chromatiques (Allegretto) 2.14
9 III. Prélude et fugue en mi bémol mineur (Moderato agitato – Moderato espressivo) 5.06
10 IV. Les Cloches de Las Palmas (Andantino) 3.44
11 V. Tierces majeures chromatiques (Vivace) 1.58
12 VI. Toccata (Molto allegro) 4.15

13 Mazurka No. 3 (Un poco agitato), for piano, Op. 66 4.56
14 Valse mignonne in E-flat major, for piano, Op. 104 2.32
15 Valse gaie, for piano, Op. 139 4.26

Six Études pour la main gauche seule, for piano, Op. 135
16 I. Prélude 2.27
17 II. Alla fuga 2.11
18 III. Moto perpetuo 2.39
19 IV. Bourrée 4.22
20 V. Élégie 5.52
21 VI. Gigue 1.59

François-René Duchâble piano (1-15)
Aldo Ciccolini piano (16-21)

Recorded: 28.I.1971 (16-21), 14-15.V & 20, 24.IX.1979 (1-15), Salle Wagram, Paris
Producers: René Challan (16-21), Greco Casadesus (1-15) • Balance Engineer: Paul Vavasseur
1-15: Newly remastered in 192kHz/24-bit from original master tapes by Studio Art & Son, Annecy
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1971/Remastered 2009 (16-21), 1981/Remastered 2021 (1-15) Warner Music France



CD 18 75.44 - Instrumental Music: Piano Works (Four hands & two pianos)

1 Scherzo, for two pianos, Op. 87 10.39
2 Introduction et Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28 (transcription for two pianos by Claude Debussy) 8.42
3 Caprice pour piano sur les airs de ballet d’Alceste de Glück (transcription for two pianos by Claude Debussy) 12.22

Symphony No. 2 in A minor, Op. 55 (transcription for two pianos by Claude Debussy)
4 I. Allegro marcato – Allegro appassionato 7.22
5 II. Adagio 3.10
6 III. Scherzo: Presto 4.34
7 IV. Prestissimo 8.33

Étienne Marcel, airs de ballet, R 290 (transcription for two pianos by Claude Debussy)
8 Introduction 0.57
9 Entrée des écoliers 1.52
10 Musette guerrière 1.44
11 Pavane 2.19
12 Valse 4.16
13 Entrée des Bohémiens 6.14
14 Final 2.53

Lilya Zilberstein & Akano Sakai piano (1)
Jean-François Heisser & Georges Pludermacher piano (2-3)
Jean-Pierre Armengaud & Olivier Chauzu piano (4-14)

Recorded: VI.1993, Auditorium du Louvre, Paris (2-3); VI.2008, Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano Festival (1 - Live); 13-18.VII & 9-10.IX.2017, Église Saint Pierre Saint Paul, Evry Village (4-14 - Live)
Producers: Wolfgang Müller (1), Ysabelle van Wersch-Cot (2-3), Jean-Pierre Armengaud (4-14) • Balance Engineers: Wolfgang Müller (1), Jacques Doll (2-3), Charles-Alexandre Englebert (4-14)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics release, ℗ 2009 (1) & 2018 (4-14) Parlophone Records Limited. A Warner Classics/Erato Disques release, ℗ 1993 Warner Music UK Limited (2-3)



CD 19 76.31 - Instrumental Music: Complete Solo Organ Works I

1 Marche religieuse in F major, Op. 107 4.54

Trois Rhapsodies, Op. 7, sur des cantiques bretons (Pèlerinage au Pardon de Sainte-Anne-la-Palud)
2 No. 1 in E major 5.59
3 No. 2 in D major 6.22
4 No. 3 in F major 7.23

5 Fantaisie in E-flat major, R 78 4.56
6 Fantaisie in D-flat major, Op. 101 10.58
7 Fantaisie in C major, Op. 157 12.55

Trois Préludes et fugues, Op. 99 (Book I)
8 No. 1 in E major: Prelude 3.41
9 No. 1 in E major: Fugue 5.20
10 No. 2 in B major: Prelude 5.03
11 No. 2 in B major: Fugue 2.41
12 No. 3 in E-flat major: Prelude 1.58
13 No. 3 in E-flat major: Fugue 4.16

Daniel Roth organ (Isnard - Cavaillé-Coll – Boisseau, Église Saint-Salomon-Saint-Grégoire, Pithiviers)

Recorded: 4-7.IV.1978, Église Saint-Salomon-Saint-Grégoire, Pithiviers
Producer: Gréco Casadesus • Balance Engineer: Paul Vavasseur
CD premiere · Newly remastered from original tapes in 192kHz/24-bit by Studio Art & Son, Annecy
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1979 & Remastered 2021 Warner Music France


CD 20 79.25 - Instrumental Music: Complete Solo Organ Works II

Trois Préludes et fugues, Op. 109 (Book II)
1 No. 1 in D minor: Prelude 3.46
2 No. 1 in D minor: Fugue 4.28
3 No. 2 in G major: Prelude 1.47
4 No. 2 in G major: Fugue 3.04
5 No. 3 in C major: Prelude 2.49
6 No. 3 in C major: Fugue 5.51

7 Bénédiction nuptiale in F major, Op. 9 6.28

Sept Improvisations, Op. 150
8 No. 1 in E major 9.16
9 No. 2 in B minor “Feria Pentecostes” 4.57
10 No. 3 in E-flat major 5.26
11 No. 4 in A major 2.21
12 No. 5 in G minor “Pro Martyribus” 5.07
13 No. 6 in B minor ”Pro Defunctis” 7.23
14 No. 7 in A minor 3.05

15 Cyprès et lauriers, for organ and orchestra, Op. 156: I. Cyprès: Poco adagio (solo organ) 7.51

16 Élévation or Communion in E major, Op. 13 5.41

Daniel Roth organ (Isnard - Cavaillé-Coll – Boisseau, Église Saint-Salomon-Saint-Grégoire, Pithiviers)


No. 1 of “Cyprès et Lauriers” for solo organ is also on CD 9 in the Concertante Music section, performed by Matthias Eisenberg. We have also kept this version to keep complete the Solo Organ Works album by Daniel Roth, available here for the first time on CD and newly remastered in HD.

Recorded: 4-7.IV.1978, Église Saint-Salomon-Saint-Grégoire, Pithiviers
Producer: Gréco Casadesus • Balance Engineer: Paul Vavasseur
CD premiere · Newly remastered from original tapes in 192kHz/24-bit by Studio Art & Son, Annecy
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1979 & Remastered 2021 Warner Music France




CD 21 71.04 - Vocal and Choral Music

Songs 1-16, 18-19: for voice and piano (6: and violin; 16: and flute), 17: for voice and orchestra
1 La Cloche (Victor Hugo) 3.52
2 Clair de lune (Catulle Mendès) 1.36
3 L’Attente (Victor Hugo) 2.08
4 Le Pas d’armes du roi Jean (Victor Hugo) 4.12
5 Pastorale (Philippe Destouches) 2.11
6 Violons dans le soir (Comtesse de Noailles) 5.15
7 Mélodies persanes, Op. 26 No. 6: Tournoiement (« Songe d’opium ») (Armand Renaud) 2.38
8 Le Vent dans la plaine (« C’est l’extase langoureuse ») (Paul Verlaine) 1.21
9 Danse macabre (Henri Cazalis) 2.11
10 Sonnet (Camille Saint-Saëns) 3.26
11 Les Cloches de la mer (Camille Saint-Saëns) 4.24
12 Extase (Victor Hugo) 3.16
13 Rêverie (Victor Hugo) 3.32
14 Si vous n’avez rien à me dire (Victor Hugo) 3.08
15 Le Lever de la lune (after Ossian) 5.00
16 Une flûte invisible (Victor Hugo) 3.14
17 Le Rossignol et la rose (from Parysatis, R 312) (Jane Dieulafoy) 3.40
18 Pastorale (Philippe Destouches) 2.14
19 El Desdichado (Bolero) (Jules Barbier) 3.30

Two choruses, for mixed chorus a capella, Op. 68 (Camille Saint-Saëns)
20 No. 1 Calme des nuits 2.18
21 No. 2 Les Fleurs et les arbres 1.59

22 Saltarelle, for four voices men’s chorus a capella, Op. 74 (Émile Deschamps) 5.52

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau baritone (1-5) · Victoria de los Ángeles soprano (5)
Harmuth Höll piano (1-4) · Gerald Moore piano (5)
Philippe Jaroussky countertenor (6-8)
Renaud Capuçon violin (6) · Jérôme Ducros piano (6-8)
José van Dam bass-baritone · Jean-Philippe Collard piano (9-15)
Christa Ludwig mezzo-soprano (16)
Douglas Whittaker flute · Geoffrey Parsons piano (16)
Natalie Dessay soprano (17)
Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester • Michel Schønwandt conductor (17)
Felicity Lott soprano • Ann Murray mezzo-soprano (18-19)
Graham Johnson piano (18-19)
Ensemble vocal Jean Sourisse (20-22) • Ensemble vocal Audite Nova (22) • Jean Sourisse conductor (20-22)

Recorded: 1-3.XII.1960, Berlin (5); IV.1984, Hochschule für Musik, München (1-4); 6-9.XI.1992, Théâtre de Poissy, (20-22); 23-25.XI.1992, Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lez-Avignon (9-15); Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin, 1996-97 (17); 7-13.VII.2008, Chambre Syndicale Typographique Parisienne, Salle Akustica, Paris (6-7); XI.1965, III.1966, Abbey Road Studios, London (16), 25-26.VIII.1989, Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey (18-19)
Producers: Teije van Geest (1-4), Étienne Collard (6-7, 9-15, 17), Ronald Kinloch Anderson (16), Simon Woods (18-19), François Eckert (20-22) • Balance Engineers: Martin Sauer (1-4), Michel Pierre (6-7), Daniel Michel (9-15), Neville Boyling (16), Bernd Runge & Eberhard Hinz (17), Michael Sheady (18-19), François Eckert (20-22)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics release (5, 16, 18-19) & Warner Classics/Erato release (6-8), ℗ 1962/Remastered 1993 (5), 1967/Remastered 2018 (16), 1990 (18-19), 1993 (20-22), 2009 (6-7) & 2015 (8) Parlophone Records Limited. A Warner Classics/Teldec release, ℗ 1987 Warner Music UK Limited (1-4). A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1993 (9-15) & 1998 (17) Warner Music France



CD 22 63.59 - Vocal and Choral Music

Messe à quatre voix, pour soli et chœur avec accompagnement d’orchestre, grand orgue d’accompagnement obligé, Op. 4 (Réduction pour grand orgue et petit orgue par Léon Roques)
1 I. Kyrie 14.57
2 II. Gloria 8.01
3 III. Credo 5.06
4 IV. Sanctus 4.36
5 V. O salutaris 2.47
6 VI. Agnus Dei 5.02

Isabel Balmori-Padesca soprano (1, 3)
Annelise Théodoloz alto (1, 3, 6)
Laurent Dami tenor (1, 3)
Alain Clément baritone (1, 3-4)
Stephan Imboden bass (3)
André Luy organ of the chorus
Marie-Claire Alain organ (Kuhn, Grandes orgues de la Cathédrale de Lausanne)
Ensemble vocal de Lausanne (Laurent Gay chorus master) • Michel Corboz conductor


Opera

Samson et Dalila, opera in three acts, Op. 47 (Ferdinand Lemaire)
7 « Printemps qui commence » (Act 1) 5.18
8 « Samson, recherchant ma présence… Amour ! viens aider ma faiblesse ! » (Act 2) 4.13
9 « Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix » (Act 2) 5.23

Henry VIII, opera in four acts, R 291 (Léonce Détroyat & Armand Sylvestre)
10 Air de Catherine d'Aragon: « Ô cruel souvenir ! » (Act IV) 8.33

Maria Callas soprano (7-9)
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française • Georges Prêtre conductor (7-9)
Véronique Gens soprano (10)
Les Talens Lyriques • Christophe Rousset conductor (10)

Recorded: 28.III-5.IV.1961, Salle Wagram, Paris (7-9); IV.1988, Cathédrale de Lausanne (1-6); 30.VI & 5.VII.2011, IRCAM, Paris (10)
Producers: Michel Garcin (1-6), Walter Legge (7-9), Olivier Rosset (10) • Balance Engineers: Yolanta Skura, assisted by Jacques Doll (1-6), Francis Dillnut (7-9), Hughes Deschaux (10)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato Disques release, ℗ 1990 Warner Music UK Limited (1-6). A Warner Classics release (7-9) & Warner Classics/Erato release (10), ℗ 1961 (7-8) & 1982 (9), Remastered ℗ 2014, 2011 (10) Parlophone Records Limited



CD 23 44.32 - Opera

Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47 (Ferdinand Lemaire) (beginning)
Act I
1 Introduction 2.09
2 « Dieu ! Dieu d’Israël ! écoute la prière de tes enfants » (Les Hébreux) 3.41
3 « Quoi ! veux-tu donc qu’à jamais on efface » (Les Hébreux) 3.04
4 « Arrêtez, ô mes frères ! » (Samson, les Hébreux) 3.41
5 « Implorons à genoux le Seigneur qui nous aime ! » (Samson, les Hébreux) 2.05
6 « Qui donc élève ici la voix ? » (Abimélech) 2.58
7 « C’est toi que sa bouche invective » (Samson, les Hébreux, Abimélech) 1.17
8 « Israël ! romps ta chaîne ! » (Samson, les Hébreux) 1.57
9 « Que vois-je ! Abimélech ! frappé par des esclaves ! » (Le Grand Prêtre, Premier Philistin, Deuxième Philistin) 1.15
10 « Seigneur ! la troupe furieuse … Maudite à jamais soit la race » (Un messager, les deux Philistins, le Grand Prêtre) 2.49
11 Lever du jour 1.24
12 « Hymne de joie, hymne de délivrance » (Les vieillards hébreux, un vieillard hébreu) 4.07
13 « Voici le printemps nous portant des fleurs » (Les Philistins) 2.16
14 « Je viens célébrer la victoire … Ô mon bien-aimé, suis mes pas vers Sorek » (Dalila, Samson, un vieillard hébreu) 3.30
15 Danse des prêtresses de Dagon 2.13
16 « Printemps qui commence, portant l’espérance » (Dalila) 3.28
17 « L’esprit du mal a conduit cette femme » (Un vieillard hébreu, Dalila) 2.30

Dalila: Rita Gorr mezzo-soprano
Samson: Jon Vickers tenor
Le Grand Prêtre de Dagon (High Priest of Dagon): Ernest Blanc baritone
Abimélech & Un vieillard hébreu (An Old Hebrew): Anton Diakov bass
Un messager (A Messenger): Rémi Corazza tenor
Premier Philistin (First Philistine): Jacques Potier tenor
Deuxième Philistin (Second Philistine): Jean-Pierre Hurteau bass
Chœurs René Duclos (René Duclos chorus master)
Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris • Georges Prêtre conductor

Recorded: 25-28.IX. & 1-10.X.1962, Salle Wagram, Paris
Producer: René Challan · Balance Engineer: Robert Gooch
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1963/Remastered 2001 Warner Music France



CD 24 76.46 - Opera

Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47 (Ferdinand Lemaire) (conclusion)
Act II
1 Prélude 2.04
2 « Samson, recherchant ma présence … Amour ! viens aider ma faiblesse ! » (Dalila) 3.57
3 « J’ai gravi la montagne » (Le Grand Prêtre, Dalila) 2.16
4 « À tes genoux sa force un jour l’abandonna » (Le Grand Prêtre, Dalila) 2.53
5 « Mais sur son cœur déjà n’aurais-tu pas en vain » (Le Grand Prêtre, Dalila) 3.02
6 « Il faut, pour assouvir ma haine » (Dalila, le Grand Prêtre) 2.09
7 « Samson, me disais-tu, dans ces lieux doit se rendre ? »… Se pourrait-il que sur son cœur (Le Grand Prêtre, Dalila) 3.14
8 « En ces lieux, malgré moi, m’ont ramené mes pas » (Samson) 1.08
9 « C’est toi ! c’est toi, mon bien-aimé ! » (Dalila, Samson) 2.44
10 « D’Israël renaît l’espérance » (Samson, Dalila) 2.55
11 « Un dieu plus puissant que le tien » (Dalila, Samson) 3.07
12 « Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix » (Dalila, Samson) 5.15
13 « Mais ! … non ! que dis-je ? hélas, la triste Dalila ! » (Dalila, Samson) 4.45
14 « À moi ! Philistins ! – Trahison ! » (Dalila, Samson) 1.36

Act III
Premier tableau
15 Introduction 1.43
16 « Vois ma misère, hélas ! vois ma détresse ! » (Samson, les Hébreux) 2.25
17 « Hélas ! Israël dans les fers » (Samson, les Hébreux) 1.52
18 « Frères ! votre chant douloureux » (Samson, les Hébreux) 2.53
19 Interlude 1.23
Deuxième tableau
20 « L’aube qui blanchit déjà les coteaux » (Les Philistins) 2.33
21 Bacchanale 6.57
22 « Salut ! Salut au juge d’Israël » (Le Grand Prêtre, les Philistins) 1.16
23 « L’âme triste jusqu’à la mort » (Samson, Dalila) 3.32
24 « Allons, Samson, divertis-nous » (Le Grand Prêtre, Samson, les Philistins) 2.10
25 « Viens, Dalila, rendre grâce à nos dieux … Gloire à Dagon vainqueur ! » (Le Grand Prêtre, Dalila, les Philistins) 2.40
26 « Dagon se révèle ! » (Le Grand Prêtre, Dalila, les Philistins) 1.16
27 « Pour que le sort soit favorable » (Le Grand Prêtre, Samson) 1.23
28 « Dagon se révèle ! » (Chorus, Dalila, le Grand Prêtre) 1.49
29 « Souviens-toi de ton serviteur » (Samson, Dalila, le Grand Prêtre, les Philistins) 1.30

Dalila: Rita Gorr mezzo-soprano
Samson: Jon Vickers tenor
Le Grand Prêtre de Dagon (High Priest of Dagon): Ernest Blanc baritone
Abimélech & Un vieillard hébreu (An Old Hebrew): Anton Diakov bass
Un messager (A Messenger): Rémi Corazza tenor
Premier Philistin (First Philistine): Jacques Potier tenor
Deuxième Philistin (Second Philistine): Jean-Pierre Hurteau bass
Chœurs René Duclos (René Duclos chorus master)
Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris • Georges Prêtre conductor

Recorded: 25-28.IX. & 1-10.X.1962, Salle Wagram, Paris
Producer: René Challan · Balance Engineer: Robert Gooch
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1963/Remastered 2001 Warner Music France



CD 25 62.18 - Transcriptions & Arrangements

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750
1 Partita for Solo Violin No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: VII. Tempo di bourrée, arr. for piano by Saint-Saëns 2.56
Stephen Hough piano

2 Le Cygne (from Le Carnaval des animaux), arr. for piano by Leopold Godowsky 2.49
Alexandre Tharaud piano

Johann Sebastian Bach
3 Partita for Solo Violin No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: VII. Tempo di bourrée, arr. for harp by Saint-Saëns 2.53
Lily Laskine harp

4 Danse macabre, Symphonic Poem, Op. 40, arr. for organ by Edwin Lemare 7.39
Olivier Latry organ (Rieger, Philharmonie de Paris)

Introduction et Rondo capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28, arr. for violin and piano by Georges Bizet
5 Andante malinconico – 1.43
6 Allegro ma non troppo 7.30
7 Havanaise in E major, Op. 83, transc. for violin and piano 9.47
Viviane Hagner violin • Nicole Hagner piano

8 Le Cygne (from Le Carnaval des animaux), transc. for violin and piano by Jascha Heifetz 3.08
Itzhak Perlman violin • Samuel Sanders piano

9 « Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix » (from Samson & Dalila), arr. for cello and piano by Georges Papin 2.53
Gautier Capuçon cello • Frank Braley piano

10 Le Cygne (from Le Carnaval des animaux), arr. for cello and orchestra by Paul Vidal 3.30
Gautier Capuçon cello • Orchestre de chambre de Paris • Douglas Boyd conductor

11 Danse des prêtresses de Dagon (from Samson & Dalila), arr. for cello and piano by A. Samm 1.54
12 Pavane (from Étienne Marcel), arr. for cello and piano by Jules Delsart 1.51
13 Les Cloches du soir, Op. 85, arr. for cello and piano by F. Ronchini 3.41
14 Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61: Andantino quasi allegretto, transc. for cello and piano by Th. Vautier 7.08
Paul Tortelier cello • Maria de la Pau piano

15 Le Cygne (from Le Carnaval des animaux), arr. for cello and harp 2.51
Jacqueline du Pré cello • Osian Ellis harp

Recorded: III.1991, BBC Studio 7, Manchester (1); XI.1997, St Michael’s Church, Highgate, London (5-7); VII.1962, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (15); 1963 (3); 19-20.XI.1979, Paris (11-14); V.1988, 92nd Street « Y », New York (8); 14.XII.2002, Fondation Musica-Théâtre, La Chaux-de-Fonds (9); 3-6.I & 1-3.IV.2013, Salle Colonne, Paris (2); 20-23.IX.2016 (4) & 24-27.X.2016 (10), Philharmonie, Paris
Producers: Tryggvi Tryggvason (1), David Groves (5-7), Cécile Lenoir (2), Michel Garcin (3), Hugues Deschaux (4), John Fraser (8), Étienne Collard (9), Michael Fine (10), Greco Casadesus (11-14), Ronald Kinloch Anderson (15) • Balance Engineers: Tryggvi Tryggvason (1), Jonathan Allen (5-7), Cécile Lenoir (2), Daniel Madelaine (3), Hugues Deschaux (4), John Kurlander (8), Frédéric Briant (9), Jin Choi (10), Paul Vavasseur (11-14), Neville Boyling (15)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release (1-2, 4, 9-10) & A Warner Classics release (15), ℗ 1963/Remastered 2012 (15), 1989 (8), 1993 (1), 1999 (5-7), 2003 (9), 2013 (2), 2017 (4), 2018 (10) Parlophone Records Limited. A Warner Classics/Erato Disques release, ℗ 1963 Warner Music UK Limited (3). A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1980/Remastered 2010 Warner Music France (11-14)



CD 26 66.08 - Transcriptions & Arrangements

1 Le Cygne (from Le Carnaval des animaux), transc. for trumpet and piano by Mikhail Nakariakov 2.54
2 Introduction et Rondo capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28, arr. for trumpet and orchestra by Nakariakov 8.56

Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33, transc. for flugelhorn and orchestra by Nakariakov
3 I. Allegro non troppo 5.34
4 II. Allegretto con moto 5.24
5 III. Allegro non troppo 8.58

Sergei Nakariakov trumpet (1-2) & flugelhorn (3-5)
Alexander Markovich piano (1)
The Philharmonia • Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor (2)
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra • Saulius Sondeckis conductor (3-5)

Le Carnaval des Animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique, R 125 (The Carnival of the Animals, Grand Zoological Fantasy) (Orchestral version, with additional songs by Carl Davis & Hiawyn Oram)
6 I. Introduction 0.55
7 II. The Lion – Elder Statesmen (Marche royale du lion) 2.45
8 III. Chickens & Roosters – Sensationmongers (Poules et coqs) 1.38
9 IV. Wild Asses – The Jetset (Hémiones ou Animaux véloces) 1.09
10 V. The Tortoise – Aspiring Hot Gossip Girl (Tortues) 3.10
11 VI. Elephants – The Labour Force (L’Éléphant) 2.07
12 VII. Kangaroos – Idealists (Kangourous) 1.34
13 VIII. Aquarium – Drug Pedlars 2.20
14 IX. Animals with Long Ears – Sycophants and Junior Ministers (Personnages à longues oreilles) 1.20
15 X. The Cuckoo – The Artist (Le Coucou au fond des bois) 3.43
16 XI. Aviary of Birds – Modern Woman (Volière) 2.19
17 XII. Pianists – Disciplinarians (Pianistes) 1.10
18 XIII. Fossils – The Last Tribes (Fossiles) 3.08
19 XIV. The Swan – The Spurned Husband (Le Cygne) 4.36
20 XV. Finale 2.23

The King’s Singers
(Jeremy Jackman, Alistair Hume counter tenors • Robert Chilcott tenor • Anthony Holt, Simon Carrington baritones • Colin Mason bass)
Howard Shelley, Hilary Macnamara piano · William Conway cello (19)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra • Carl Davis conductor

Recorded: 18-21.V.1986, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh (6-20); IV.1994, TELDEC Studio, Berlin (1); XI-XII.1999, St Barnabas Church¸ Mitcham, Surrey (2), 14-20.II.2002, Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius (3-5)
Producers: Friedemann Engelbrecht (1), Bernhard Mnich (2), Bernhard Mnich (3-5), David Groves (6-20) • Balance Engineers: Eberhard Sengpiel, assisted by Eveline Grüneberg (1), Michael Brammann (2-5), John Kurlander (6-20)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Teldec release, ℗ 1994 (1), 2000 (2), 2002 (3-5) Warner Music UK Limited. A Warner Classics release, ℗ 1987 Parlophone Records Limited (6-20)



CD 27 75.09 - Historical recordings

Camille Saint-Saëns plays Camille Saint-Saëns

PIANO ROLLS
1 Samson & Dalila, Op. 47: Improvisation 4.51

Frédéric CHOPIN 1810-1849
2 Impromptu in F-sharp major, Op. 36 5.36

3 Valse mignonne, Op. 104 2.37
4 Mazurka No. 1 in G minor, Op. 21 3.02
5 Valse nonchalante in D-flat major, Op. 110 3.26
6 Mazurka No. 3 in B minor, Op. 66 4.10
7 Rhapsodie d’Auvergne, Op. 73 8.12

GRAMOPHONE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS, 1904
8 Africa, Op. 89: Improvised cadenza 2.47
9 Valse mignonne, Op. 104 2.31
10 Valse nonchalante in D-flat major, Op. 110 3.10
11 Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 (excerpt) 3.50
12 Rhapsodie d’Auvergne, Op. 73 1.53

GRAMOPHONE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS, 1919
13 Prélude pour “Le Déluge”, Op. 45 3.31
14 Élégie, Op. 143 4.32
Suite algérienne, Op. 60
15 III. Rêverie du soir. À Blidah 3.48
16 IV. Marche militaire française 3.41
17 Mazurka No. 1 in G minor, Op. 21 2.59
18 Valse mignonne, Op. 104 2.27
19 Havanaise, Op. 83 8.02

Camille Saint-Saëns Duo-Art reproducing piano (1-7), piano (8-19)
Gabriel Willaume violin (13, 14, 19)

Recorded: 26.VI.1904 (8-12), 24.XI.1919 (13-18), 26.XI.1920 (19), Paris
Producer: Fred Gaisberg (8-12), W. Sinkler Derby (13-19)
Rolls perforated: 1908 (7), 1915 (1, 3, 6), 1916 (5), 1917 (2, 4)
Piano rolls recorded by James Stewart Music, 1992 (1-7); Transfers Bryan Crimp, kindly supplied by APR Ltd, 1999-2001 (8-19)
0190296746048 · ℗ 1992 James Stewart Music (1-7). ℗ 1904 (8-12), 1919 (13-18), 1920 (19) Parlophone Records Limited, Remastered ℗ 2001 Appian Publications and Recordings Ltd



CD 28 63.44 - Historical recordings

1 Trio: Tecum principium (from Oratorio de Noël, Op. 12, transcr. for piano, violin and cello) 3.16

2 Le Rouet d’Omphale, Symphonic Poem, Op. 31 7.51

3 La Princesse jaune, opéra-comique, Op. 30: Overture 6.20

4 Havanaise in E major, Op. 83, transc. for violin and piano 9.35

5 Prélude pour “Le Déluge” in D major, Op. 45, transc. for violin and piano 3.40

6 Six Études for piano, Op. 111: VI. Toccata 3.08

7 Six Études for piano, Op. 52: VI. Étude en forme de valse 4.31

Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61
8 I. Allegro non troppo 7.56
11 II. Andantino quasi allegretto 7.22
10 III. Molto moderato e maestoso – Allegro non troppo 10.00

Henry Debruyne violin • Cornelis Liégeois cello • Auguste Delacroix piano (1)
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire • Philippe Gaubert (2), André Cluytens (3) conductor
Jacques Thibaud violin (4-5) · Tasso Janopoulo (4), Georges de Lausnay (5) piano
Monique de la Bruchollerie piano (6)
Alfred Cortot piano (7)
Henry Merckel violon (8-10)
Orchestre de l’Association des Concerts Pasdeloup • Piero Coppola conductor (8-10)

Recorded: 1906 (1); 19.XII.1927, Paris (2); 29.V.1929, Salle Chopin (Pleyel), Paris (5); 1931 (6); 13.V.1931, Studio C, Small Queen’s Hall, London (7); 1-2.VII.1933, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, London (4); 27.VI.1935, Paris (8-10); 23 X.1943, Studio Albert, Paris (3) (MONO)
First release as: Zonophone X-88026 (1); Columbia D 15017, matrix WLX 106.109 (2), Gramophone DA 4965 (3), Columbia DB 1990, matrix 2B 6796/6797 (4), Columbia DB 1338, matrix Cs 3732 (5), HMV C 2336, matrix 52-887 A (6), HMV 1535, matrix 2B 880 (7), matrix 2 LA 427/428 (8-10)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1906 (1), 1945/Remastered 2017 (3) Warner Music France. A Warner Classics release, ℗ 1928 (2), 1930/Remastered 2013 (5), 1931 (6-7)/Remastered 2012 (7), 1933/Remastered 2013 (4), 1935 (8-10) Parlophone Records Limited



CD 29 59.58 - Historical recordings

Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor, Op. 44
1 I. Allegro moderato – Andante 11.44
2 II. Allegro vivace – Andante – Allegro 13.10

Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
3 I. Allegro non troppo 4.50
4 II. Allegretto con moto 4.21
5 III. Allegro non troppo 7.40

6 Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, for violin and orchestra, Op. 28 8.55

7 Havanaise in E major, for violin and orchestra, Op. 83 9.13

Alfred Cortot piano · Orchestra • Charles Munch conductor (1-2)
André Navarra cello · Orchestre de l’Association des Concerts Colonne • Jean Fournet conductor (3-5)
Jascha Heifetz violin (6-7) · London Philharmonic Orchestra (6) • London Symphony Orchestra (7) • Sir John Barbirolli conductor (6-7)

Recorded: 9.VII.1935 (1-2), 18.III.1935 (6), 9.IV.1937 (7), No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London; 13.V.1947, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris (3-5) (MONO)
Balance engineer: Eugène Ravenet (3-5)
First release as: HMV DB 2577/79, matrix 2EA 1514/1519 (1-2); Gramophone DB 11.176/11.177, matrix 2LA 4961-1/4962-1/4963-1/4964-1 (3-5); Columbia DB 2580, matrix 2EA 1450/1451 (6), HMV DB 2580, matrix 2EA 1450/1451 (7)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics release, ℗ 1935/Remastered 2018 (1-2), 1935 (6) & 1937 (7)/Remastered 2020 (6-7), Parlophone Records Limited. A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1947 Warner Music France (3-5)




CD 30 73.21 - Historical recordings

Piano concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 17
1 I. Andante – Allegro assai 10.19
2 II. Andante sostenuto quasi adagio 7.33
3 III. Allegro con fuoco 6.12

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
4 I. Andante sostenuto 10.38
5 II. Allegro scherzando 5.32
6 III. Presto 6.49

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 29
7 I. Moderato assai – Più mosso (Allegro maestoso) 12.36
8 II. Andante 6.04
9 III. Allegro non troppo 7.36

Jeanne-Marie Darré piano Gaveau
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française • Louis Fourestier conductor

Recorded: 27-29.IV.1955 (4-6), 1-4.V.1955 (1-3, 7-9), Salle de la Mutualité, Paris (MONO)
Producer: René Challan • Engineer: Walter Ruhlmann
First release as: Pathé 33 DTX 222, matrix XPTX 447/448 (1-3, 7-9), Pathé 33 DTX 176, matrix XPTX 291 (4-6)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1956 (4-6) & 1957 (1-3, 7-9) Warner Music France


CD 31 69.46 - Historical recordings

Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor, Op. 44
1 I. Allegro moderato – Andante 11.26
2 II. Allegro vivace – Andante – Allegro 13.04

Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major “L’Égyptien”, Op. 103
3 I. Allegro animato 10.28
4 II. Andante – Allegretto tranquillo quasi andantino 11.11
5 III. Molto allegro 6.00

Septet in E-flat major, for trumpet, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass and piano, Op. 65
6 I. Préambule: Allegro moderato 4.26
7 II. Menuet: Tempo di minuetto moderato 4.45
8 III. Intermède: Andante 4.38
9 IV. Gavotte et final: Allegro non troppo – Più allegro 3.45

Jeanne-Marie Darré piano Gaveau (1-9)
Roger Delmotte trumpet • Gaston Logerot double bass • Quatuor Pascal (Jacques Dumont, Maurice Crut violin • Léon Pascal viola • Robert Salles cello) (6-9)
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française • Louis Fourestier conductor (1-5)

Recorded: 1954 (?) (6-9), 27-29.IV.1955 (1-2), 15 & 17.IV.1957 (3-5), Salle de la Mutualité, Paris (MONO)
Producer: René Challan • Engineer: Walter Ruhlmann
First release as: Pathé 33 DTX 222, matrix XPTX 447/448 (1-3), Pathé 33 DTX 176, matrix XPTX 291 (4-6), Pathé 45-D.8001/8002 (6-9)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1954 (6-9), 1956 (1-2) & 1958 (3-9) Warner Music France


CD 32 70.45 - Historical recordings

Symphony No. 3 in C minor “Organ Symphony”, Op. 78
1 I. (a) Adagio – Allegro moderato – 10.05
2 I. (b) Poco moderato 10.11
3 II. (a) Allegro moderato – Presto – Allegro moderato – 7.10
4 II. (b) Maestoso – Più allegro – Molto allegro 8.16

Suite algérienne in C major, Op. 60
5 I. Prélude: En vue d’Alger 3.48
6 II. Rhapsodie mauresque 4.54
7 III. Rêverie du soir. À Blidah 4.57
8 IV. Marche militaire française 4.16

9 Danse macabre, Symphonic Poem, Op. 40 7.18
10 Phaéton, Symphonic Poem, Op. 39 9.47

Maurice Duruflé organ (Mutin-Cavaillé-Coll, Salle Gaveau, Paris) (1-4)
Orchestre du Théatre des Champs-Elysées · Ernest Bour conductor (1-4)
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française · Louis Fourestier conductor (5-8)
Jacques Dabat violin (9)
Orchestre de l’Association des Concerts Colonne • Louis Fourestier conductor (9-10)


Recorded: 24.IX.1952, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris (5-8), 23-24.IX.1954, Salle Gaveau, Paris (1-4) (MONO)
Balance Engineer: M. Charlin (1-4), Walter Ruhlmann (5-10)
First release as: Ducretet-Thomson 270 C 054, matrix LD 1363/1364 (1-4), Pathé 33 DTX 126 (5-8), Columbia FCX 165 (9-10)
1-8: Newly remastered in 192kHz/24-bit from original master tapes by Studio Art & Son, Annecy
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 1953/Remastered 2021 (5-10) Warner Music France. A Warner Classics release, ℗ 1955/Remastered 2021 Parlophone Records Limited (1-4)



CD 33 72.31 - Historical recordings

1 « Vois ma misère, hélas ! vois ma détresse ! » (From Samson et Dalila, Act 3) 4.41
2 « Vois ma misère, hélas ! vois ma détresse ! » (From Samson et Dalila, Act 3) 8.40
3 « L’as-tu donc oublié, celui dont la puissance » (From Samson et Dalila, Act 1) 3.49
4 Marquise, vous-en souvenez-vous ?, for voice and piano 2.34
5 Le bonheur est chose légère (from Le Timbre d’argent), for soprano, violin and piano, R 289 3.12
6 Le Rossignol et la rose (from Parysatis), for voice and orchestra (Jane Dieulafoy) 2.54

Enrique Caruso tenor · Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra (1)
Georges Thill tenor (2-4)
Orchestra • Philippe Gaubert (2), Eugène Bigot (3) conductor │ Joseph Benvenuti piano (4)
Ninon Vallin soprano • Raoul Barthalay violon • Madeleine d’Aleman piano (5)
Lily Pons soprano · Orchestra • Gustave Cloëz conductor (6)


Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47 (Ferdinand Lemaire) (beginning)
Act I
7 Introduction – « Dieu ! Dieu d’Israël ! écoute la prière de tes enfants » (Les Hébreux) 5.15
8 « Un jour, de nous, tu détournas la face » (Les Hébreux) 4.18
9 « Arrêtez, ô mes frères ! » (Samson, les Hébreux) 2.16
10 « L’as-tu donc oublié, celui dont la puissance » (Samson, les Hébreux) 3.33
11 « Qui donc élève ici la voix ? » (Abimélech) 3.12
12 « C’est toi que sa bouche invective » (Samson, les Hébreux, Abimélech) 3.44
13 « Que vois-je ! Abimélech ! frappé par des esclaves ! » (Le Grand Prêtre, Premier Philistin, Deuxième Philistin) 1.08
14 « Seigneur ! la troupe furieuse … Maudite à jamais soit la race » (Un messager, les deux Philistins, le Grand Prêtre) 2.51
15 « Hymne de joie, hymne de délivrance » (Les vieillards hébreux, un vieillard hébreu) 6.03
16 « Voici le printemps nous portant des fleurs » (Les Philistins) 2.18
17 « Je viens célébrer la victoire … Ô mon bien-aimé, suis mes pas vers Sorek » (Dalila, Samson, un vieillard hébreu) 3.21
18 Danse des prêtresses de Dagon · Dance of the priestesses of Dagon 2.19
19 « Printemps qui commence, portant l’espérance » (Dalila, un vieillard hébreu) 6.20

Dalila: Hélène Bouvier mezzo-soprano
Samson: José Luccioni tenor
Le Grand Prêtre de Dagon (High Priest of Dagon): Paul Cabanel baritone
Abimélech: Charles Cambon bass
Un vieillard hébreu (An Old Hebrew): Henri Médus bass
Chœurs & Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris • Louis Fourestier conductor
(chorus master Jacques Duclos)


Recorded: c. 1916/1917 (1); ???? (2, 3, 5); 26.II.1929 (6); 1942 (4); 17-27.IX.1946, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris (7-19) (MONO)
Balance engineer: Eugène Ravenet (7-19)
First release as HMV D.B 136, matrix 2-032029 (1), Pathé N 169 (5), Odéon 188 645 (6), Pathé PDT 116/130, matrix CPTX 641/670 (7-19)
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics release, ℗ 1916 (1), 1918 ???? (5), 1929/Remastered 2009 (6) 1936 (2-3), 1942 (4), 1946 (7-19) Parlophone Records Limited



CD 34 74.36 - Historical recordings

Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47 (Ferdinand Lemaire) (conclusion)
Act II
1 Prélude 1.40
2 « Samson, recherchant ma présence … Amour ! viens aider ma faiblesse ! » (Dalila) 4.14
3 « J’ai gravi la montagne » (Le Grand Prêtre, Dalila) 4.30
4 « Qu’importe à Dalila ton or ? » (Dalila, Le Grand Prêtre) 3.45
5 « Il faut, pour assouvir ma haine » (Dalila, le Grand Prêtre) 2.05
6 « Samson, me disais-tu, dans ces lieux doit se rendre ? » (Le Grand Prêtre, Dalila) 2.25
7 « En ces lieux, malgré moi, m’ont ramené mes pas » (Samson) 4.21
8 « Qu’importe à mon cœur désolé » (Dalila, Samson) 4.41
9 « Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix » (Dalila, Samson) 5.46
10 « Mais ! … non ! que dis-je ? hélas, la triste Dalila ! » (Dalila, Samson) 5.57

Act III
11 Introduction – « Vois ma misère, hélas ! vois ma détresse ! » (Samson, les Hébreux) 9.31
12 « L’aube qui blanchit déjà les coteaux » (Les Philistins) 2.28
13 Bacchanale 7.19
14 « Salut ! Salut au juge d’Israël » (Le Grand Prêtre, les Philistins) 2.09
15 « Laisse-moi prendre ta main » (Dalila, les Philistins) 2.50
16 « Allons, Samson, divertis-nous » (Le Grand Prêtre, Samson, les Philistins) 2.19
17 « Viens, Dalila, rendre grâce à nos dieux … Gloire à Dagon vainqueur ! » (Le Grand Prêtre, Dalila, les Philistins) 4.22
18 « Guidez ses pas vers le milieu du temple » (Le Grand Prêtre, Samson, les Philistins, Dalila) 4.10

Dalila: Hélène Bouvier mezzo-soprano
Samson: José Luccioni tenor
Le Grand Prêtre de Dagon (High Priest of Dagon): Paul Cabanel baritone
Abimélech: Charles Cambon bass
Un vieillard hébreu (An Old Hebrew): Henri Médus bass
Chœurs & Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris • Louis Fourestier conductor
(chorus master Jacques Duclos)

Recorded: 17-27.IX.1946, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris (MONO)
First release as Pathé PDT 116/130, matrix CPTX 641/670
0190296746048 · A Warner Classics release, ℗ 1946 Parlophone Records Limited

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