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Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835–1921)
Symphony No. 3 ‘Organ’*
Danse macabre* • Cyprès et Lauriers*
Vincent Warnier, Organ
Orchestre National de Lyon* • Leonard Slatkin*
To celebrate the inauguration of the newly restored former organ of the Palais du Trocadéro and Palais de Chaillot in Paris, the Orchestre National de Lyon and their organist-in-residence, Vincent Warnier, present two major works for organ and orchestra by Camille Saint- Saëns, both of which are historically linked with the great Cavaillé-Coll organs. The composer himself conducted the French première of Cyprès et Lauriers at the Trocadéro in October 1920, entrusting the solo part to Eugène Gigout.
Federico Moreno TORROBA (1891–1982)
Guitar Concertos, Vol. 1
Concierto en Flamenco†
Diálogos entre guitarra y orquesta
Aires de La Mancha • Suite castellana
Pepe Romero and Vicente Coves, Guitars
Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra • Manuel Coves
†WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDING
An outstanding figure in the history of modern Spanish music, Federico Moreno Torroba is best known for his guitar works, his traditional style embracing the folklore and character of Spain. The Concierto en Flamencorequires an exceptional soloist, and Pepe Romero is justly famous for his masterful interpretations in both classical and flamenco genres. The playfulDiálogos entre guitarra y orquesta adds the luminous sonorities of harp and celesta to its colourful orchestration. Aires de la Mancha is evocative of this distinctive region in central Spain, while the Suite castellana includes Torroba’s first ever composition for guitar, Danza. This is the first of three volumes of Torroba’s complete works for guitar and orchestra.