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This ambitious project consists of a recording of the complete music for violin and orchestra and cello and orchestra by Saint-Saëns. For the first time Zig-Zag Territoires welcomes the soloists of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. This institution based in Brussels is an internationally renowned centre for artistic training, reserved for top-level young musical talents. Each year, new musicians prepare for their solo career at the Chapel, helped by great performers such as the violinist Augustin Dumay, the cellist Gary Hoffman, and the pianist Maria João Pires. Accompanied by the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of the Viennese conductor Christian Arming, the young violinists and cellists of the Chapel present not just the most frequently performed concertos of Saint-Saëns, but also a chance to discover such little-known works as the First and Second violin concertos and the Second Cello Concerto.
Discover a playlist of extracts from this CD Box on Youtube!