Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2; Piano Concerto No. 4; Cello Concerto No. 1; Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso

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COMPOSERS: Saint-Sa‘ns
LABELS: Sony Essential Classics
WORKS: Piano Concerto No. 2; Piano Concerto No. 4; Cello Concerto No. 1; Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso
PERFORMER: Philippe Entremont (pno), Leonard Rose (vlc), Pinchas Zukerman (vln); Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy; LSO/Charles Mackerras
CATALOGUE NO: SBK 48276 ADD (1965-70)
The A minor cello concerto, which every aspiring soloist plays in their youth, goes well with two piano concertos and the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso on a well-filled CD. The performances are dependably brilliant without any inappropriate attempt to plumb depths. The orchestral sound is rather one-dimensional, but does not detract greatly from an enjoyable CD.Jan Smaczny

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