Lang Lang: Saint-Saëns Crystal Clear 2LP


Ships on: July 22, 2024

Lang Lang presents with this album a treasure trove of musical discoveries. Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 2 was recorded with a stellar cast, the Gewandhausorchester and Andris Nelsons and is for Lang Lang a true romantic masterpiece that rivals the greats like Rachmaninoff or Tchaikovsky. By pairing it with Carnival of the Animals, a whimsical menagerie that has captivated young hearts for generations, Lang Lang continues his heartfelt wish to promote the love of classical music to kids and this album also gives him a chance to collaborate with his wife, pianist Gina Alice. Complementing these works with hidden gems – unearthed solo compositions by five female French composers as well as beloved French classics, this is a feast for the eyes and ears, promising a captivating experience.


Side A
Camille Saint-Saëns – Le carnaval des animaux R. 125
1. Introduction
2. Marche royale du lion
3. Poules et coqs
4. Hémiones (Animaux véloces)
5. Tortues
6. L’éléphant
7. Kangourous
8. Aquarium
9. Personnages à longues oreilles
10. Le coucou au fond des bois
11. Volière
12. Pianistes
13. Fossiles
14. Le cygne
15. Finale

Side B
Camille Saint-Saëns – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor op. 22
1. Andante sostenuto
2. Allegro scherzando
3. Presto

Side C
1. Maurice Ravel – Pavane pour une infante défunte M. 19
Claude Debussy – Petite Suite CD 71a
2. En bateau. Andantino
3. Cortège. Moderato
4. Menuet. Moderato
5. Ballet. Allegro giusto
6. Gabriel Fauré – In paradisum
7. Léo Delibes – Lakmé: Flower Duet

Side D
1. Camille Saint-Saëns – Toccata d’après le cinquième concerto
2. Gabriel Fauré – Pavane op. 50
3. Louise Farrenc – Étude No. 10 in F sharp minor
4. Charlotte Sohy – Romance sans paroles
5. Germaine Tailleferre – Valse lente
6. Mélanie Bonis – La toute petite s’endort
7. Lili Boulanger – D’un jardin clair
8. Camille Saint-Saëns – Le cygnet

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